ERIC Number: ED402153
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Books To Help Teachers Achieve Science Literacy. ERIC Digest.
Cwiklinski, Ann; And Others
Many teachers accept science literacy as an important goal for K-12 education; however, those without a strong background in science, mathematics, and technology may be unsure of how to teach important ideas from these fields to their students. As part of its comprehensive effort to reform K-12 education, Project 2061 of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has begun to address this problem by developing a database of trade books on topics central to science literacy. The database is designed to help teachers better understand a specific set of learning goals for their students by linking directly to recommendations in Science for All Americans (SFAA), a report that includes a set of recommendations about what scientifically literate citizens should know and be able to do. This digest describes the database and lists trade books identified as providing reliable information on ideas central to scientific literacy. The books are grouped according to the chapters in SFAA to which they correspond: (1) The Nature of Science: (2) The Nature of Mathematics; (3) The Nature of Technology; (4) The Physical Setting; (5) The Living Environment; (6) The Human Organism; (7) Human Society; (8) The Designed World; (9) The Mathematical World; (10) Historical Perspectives; (11) Common Themes; and (12) Habits of the Mind. Internet resources are also included. (JRH)
Descriptors: Books, Educational Change, Educational Resources, Elementary Secondary Education, Mathematics Education, Science and Society, Science Education, Science History, Scientific Literacy, Technology Education
ERIC Clearinghouse for Science, Mathematics, and Environmental Education, 1929 Kenny Road, Columbus, OH 43210-1080.
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse for Science, Mathematics, and Environmental Education, Columbus, OH.