ERIC Number: ED409209
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
NSTA Pathways to the Science Standards: Guidelines for Moving the Vision into Practice. Elementary School Edition.
Lowery, Lawrence F., Ed.
This book is designed to provide elementary science teachers with practical ideas for putting the vision of the National Science Education Standards into action in the classroom. The first three and last two chapters discuss the Standards that apply to teachers of all grade levels: (1) Teaching; (2) Professional Development; (3) Assessment; (4) Program; and (5) System Standards. Each of these chapters contains a discussion of the Standards followed by pertinent articles. The fourth chapter examines the science goals for elementary students as outlined in the Content Standards. It includes a general discussion about the learning capabilities of students in the various grade levels followed by discussions of selected content areas with practical suggestions--including assessment options--for bringing the specific content area into the classroom. Vignettes are presented as examples of how some of the Standards might be implemented using a variety of approaches adaptable to many different settings. The appendices contain a complete list of all the National Science Education Standards, recommendations for setting up an elementary science facility, and a list of addresses for elementary science programs. (JRH)
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science, Evaluation, Professional Development, Science Activities, Science Education, Standards, Teaching Methods
National Science Teachers Association, 1840 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22201 (Stock No. PB-124X).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Du Pont Corp., Wilmington, DE.; Monsanto Fund, St. Louis, MO.; American Petroleum Inst., Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Science Teachers Association, Arlington, VA.