ERIC Number: ED409213
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Issues in Science Education.
Rhoton, Jack, Ed.; Bowers, Patricia, Ed.
This publication addresses the issues and practical approaches needed to lay the foundation upon which science educators can work together to build effective science programs. It shares the ideas, insights, and experiences of individuals ranging from science supervisors to university personnel to agencies representing science education. Numerous examples illustrate the utility of topics to practitioners as well as address general issues and perspectives related to science education reform. Section I, "Science Education Reform", examines the issues associated with science education reform. Section II, "Technology", illustrates how technology can be incorporated into the curriculum and used to promote student learning. Section III, "Science Education Research", discusses the importance of basing curriculum and teaching decisions on research findings. Section IV, "Assessment and Evaluation", examines alternative methods of assessment and evaluation. Sections V and VI, "Science Education Leadership" and "Effecting Change", deal with the issues that impact the day-to-day work of curriculum developers, instructional leaders, and science teachers. Finally, section VII, "Professional Development", addresses general issues and perspectives related to professional development. (JRH)
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Educational Change, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation, Multicultural Education, Partnerships in Education, Professional Development, Science Education, Standards, Teacher Education, Technology
National Science Teachers Association, 1840 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22201-3000 (Stock No. PB127X).
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Science Teachers Association, Arlington, VA.; National Science Education Leadership Association.