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ERIC Number: ED426857
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Pages: 239
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-309-05297-1
ISSN: N/A
Science for All Children: A Guide to Improving Elementary Science Education in Your School District.
National Science Resources Center, Washington, DC.; National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC.; Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC.
This book presents the National Science Resources Center's (NSRC's) strategic planning model for bringing about district-wide elementary science reform in accordance with the National Science Education Standards. The NSRC model views the elementary science program as a cohesive system that includes: a research-based, inquiry-centered science curriculum; professional development; materials support; appropriate assessment strategies; and community and administrative support. The system can be modified to meet the needs of large, small, urban, or rural school districts. Part One of this book, "Building a Foundation for Change," explains the rationale for inquiry-centered science and provides some basic tools for planning such a program. Part Two, "The Nuts and Bolts of Change," explains how to implement an inquiry-centered science program by focusing on the five elements of the NSRC model for science education reform. Part Three, "Inquiry-Centered Science in Practice," is a collection of eight case studies of efforts to implement the NSRC model. Appendices contain a list of professional associations and government agencies involved in science education reform and exemplary elementary science curriculum materials. (WRM)
National Academy Press, 2101 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20418; Tel: 888-624-8373 (Toll Free); Web site: http://www.nap.edu
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA.
Authoring Institution: National Science Resources Center, Washington, DC.; National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC.; Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC.