ERIC Number: ED408155
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Introducing the National Science Education Standards.
National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC. Center for Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Education.
This summary outlines the National Science Education Standards, the guidelines which define the science content that all students should know and be able to do and which also provide guidelines for assessment of student understanding of the content. This document contains a definition of the National Science Education Standards, a rationale for the standards, background information on who developed the standards, the guiding principles of the document, an explanation of current thinking on how students learn science, a discussion of scientific literacy, a comparison of these standards with the Benchmarks for Science Literacy from the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), details of the content standards in chart form, an outline of the professional development standards for science teachers, a description of the characteristics of an effective school science program, and a description of the systemic support required for effective reform of science teaching and learning. (DDR)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Professional Development, Science and Society, Science Curriculum, Science Instruction, Science Programs, Science Teachers, Scientific Literacy, Standards, Student Evaluation
National Academy of Sciences, National Research Council, Center for Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Education, 2101 Constitution Avenue N.W., HA 450, Washington, DC 20418; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Authoring Institution: National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC. Center for Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Education.