ERIC Number: ED423125
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
NSTA Pathways to the Science Standards: Guidelines for Moving the Vision into Practice. Middle School Edition.
Rakow, Steven J., Ed.
The purposes of this guide are to demonstrate how to apply the National Science Education Standards to the real world of the middle school classroom and to serve as a tool for collaboration among principals, state and local administrators, parents, and school board members. Different sections focus on science teaching standards, professional development standards, assessment standards, content standards, program standards, and system standards. The unifying concepts and processes discussed in the content standards include science as inquiry, physical science, life science, earth and space science, science and technology, science in personal and social perspectives, and the history and nature of science. The appendices contain an account of the relevant history of the National Science Education Standards, the actual National Science Education Standards, and ideas about the design of middle school science facilities. (DDR)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Educational Strategies, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Middle Schools, Philosophy, Professional Development, Science Curriculum, Science Education, Science Teachers, Scientific Literacy, Standards, Student Evaluation, Teaching Guides
National Science Teachers Association, 1840 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201-3000.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: National Science Teachers Association, Arlington, VA.