ERIC Number: ED420535
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
The Role of Scientists in the Professional Development of Science Teachers.
National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC. Commission on Life Sciences.
This book is a guide for scientists, teachers, and administrators on how to design, implement, and evaluate professional development programs. The assumption is that the science teacher and the practicing scientist are full partners in a professional community. The eight chapters contain information on the committee that produced this book and how it accomplished the task, characteristics of effective professional development programs, a guide for scientists, the responsibilities of others in encouraging partnerships, strategies for attracting teachers to professional development programs, systemic professional development and science education reform, and evaluation of professional development programs. The appendices provide information on the geographic location and subject matter of the professional development programs that responded to researchers. An example of an inquiry-based laboratory exercise is also included. (DDR)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development, Inservice Teacher Education, Partnerships in Education, Program Evaluation, Science Education, Science Teachers, Scientists
National Academy Press, 2101 Constitution Avenue N.W., Box 285, Washington, DC 20418; phone: 800-624-6242.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA.
Authoring Institution: National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC. Commission on Life Sciences.