ERIC Number: ED407245
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
The Challenge and Promise of K-8 Science Education Reform. Volume 1. FOUNDATIONS: A Monograph for Professionals in Science, Mathematics, and Technology Education.
National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA. Directorate for Education and Human Resources.
FOUNDATIONS is a monograph series intended for those working to better science, mathematics, and technology education in the United States. This volume examines opportunities and challenges for those on the front lines of science education in elementary and middle schools. Designed as a resource for teachers and administrators who have not yet implemented a program of inquiry-based science education, this volume serves neither as a textbook nor as the final word on the subject. It is rather a short introduction for those beginning the complex and difficult journey of science education reform based on the experiences of educators working in the field today. Chapters include: (1) "The Challenge and Promise of K-8 Science Reform"; (2) "A Vision of Effective Science Education"; (3)"Planning for Change"; (4) "Leadership"; (5) "Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment"; (6) "Professional Development"; (7) "Financing Science Education Reform"; (8) "Collaborators in Reform"; (9) "Equity"; and (10) "Postscript." The appendix includes resources for science education reform. (JRH)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Resources, Elementary Education, Equal Education, Inquiry, Mathematics Education, Nonformal Education, Professional Development, Science Education, Technology Education
National Science Foundation, Directorate for Education and Human Resources, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22230.
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA. Directorate for Education and Human Resources.