ERIC Number: ED361205
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
What We Know about Science Teaching and Learning. EdTalk.
This document tries to answer some of the most frequently asked questions about the teaching and learning of science in order to provide parents and community leaders a base of information to help improve science education. Questions are posed in three major areas: science in American education; science in the classroom; and science in the home and community. Questions involving science in American education address the issues of the importance of science, the need for change, new directions in science education, and systemic reform. Questions involving science in the classroom address the issues of essential science skills and knowledge needed by students; student attitudes and motivation; equity for female, minority, limited English proficient, and disabled students in science; instructional methods that promote science learning; instructional materials; improved assessment methods; teacher requirements and needs; and teacher and community collaboration. Questions involving science in the home and community address the issues of parental attitudes; parent involvement; and community and business involvement. Additional resources provided include a list of 8 major reports and studies produced by scientific, education, and business groups, and 73 references listed alphabetically and by section. (MDH)
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Evaluation Methods, Females, Homework, Instructional Materials, Limited English Speaking, Minority Group Children, Parent Attitudes, Parent Participation, School Business Relationship, School Community Relationship, Science and Society, Science Education, Science Instruction, Science Teachers, Student Attitudes, Student Evaluation, Student Motivation, Teaching Methods
EdTalk, Council for Educational Development and Research, 2000 L Street, N.W., Suite 601, Washington, DC 20036.
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Community
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Council for Educational Development and Research, Washington, DC.