ERIC Number: ED393692
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Pacific Standards for Excellence in Science.
Pacific Region Educational Lab., Honolulu, HI.
The Pacific Mathematics and Science Regional Consortium has developed standards for excellence in mathematics and science education appropriate to the Pacific regions. These standards are presented in three volumes, and the series is firmly based upon the research findings of scientists, teachers, curriculum developers, and others. This volume contains the Pacific Standards for Excellence in Science. Discussion includes the importance of science education; challenging the way science is taught and learned; new visions for science education; decisions about these standards; and how standards, frameworks, and curriculum guides are related. Underlying assumptions for the standards include the nature of science and technology, the nature of learning, the nature of science teaching, and the nature of assessment in science. The science standards are: Science as Inquiry; Habits of Mind; Scientific Connections; The Nature of Technology; Technology and Society; Matter; Energy; Motion and Forces; Planet Earth; The Universe; The Living Environment; The Human Organism; and Human Society. Appendices include a glossary of science terms and a directory for further information on the Pacific Standards for Excellence in Science. (MKR)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Elementary Secondary Education, Science Curriculum, Science Education
Pacific Region Educational Laboratory, Suite 500, 828 Fort Street Mall, Honolulu, HI 96813-4321.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Pacific Region Educational Lab., Honolulu, HI.