ERIC Number: ED442619
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Selecting Instructional Materials: A Guide for K-12 Science.
Singer, Maxine, Ed.; Tuomi, Jan, Ed.
The instructional materials used in K-12 science classes provide the basis for what students can learn and what teachers should teach. The process used to select those materials is critical to providing students and teachers with a solid foundation for achievement and successful teaching. This report is addressed to school districts, school district administrators, individual schools, school administrators, teachers, scientists, school boards, parents, and the community at large. It provides a tested procedure for the evaluation and selection of K-12 science instructional materials that is consistent with state and/or national standards and thereby supports the science learning of all students. The first section of the report contains background information about curricula and current selection procedures, including the review and selection efforts of mother institutions. The second section is a guide to selecting instructional materials which was designed to assist local school districts in training evaluators and carrying out an effective review and selection process. (WRM)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Curriculum Evaluation, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Material Evaluation, Instructional Materials, Media Selection, National Standards, Science Instruction, State Standards
National Academy Press, 2101 Constitution Avenue NW, Lock Box 285, Washington, DC 20055. Tel: 800-624-6242 (Toll Free). For full text: http://www.nap.edu.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Robert W. Woodruff Foundation, Inc., Atlanta, GA.
Authoring Institution: National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC.