ERIC Number: ED445886
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Science Literacy for ALL Students: The Rhode Island Science Framework.
Rhode Island State Dept. of Elementary and Secondary Education, Providence.
The Rhode Island Science Framework presents a rationale for the importance of science within the K-12 school curriculum; suggests ways in which science teaching and learning can be supported by the larger system; addresses issues related to science content, assessment of science learning, evaluation of a school's or district's science program; and provides resources for information and technical assistance. The science framework links directly to and expands upon the state's Common Core of Learning as it relates to science education. The contents of this report include descriptions of the Common Core of Learning and the Science Framework; explanations of the philosophy of and definitions for the Science Framework; a list of selected Benchmarks; discussion of insights from research into learning and teaching science, and teaching science in an inclusive way; explanations of techniques for organizing the school system to support quality science education; descriptions of methods for assessment and science program evaluation; and a list of resources for Rhode Island schools. (WRM)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Educational Change, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation, Inclusive Schools, Science Curriculum, Science Education, Scientific Literacy, State Curriculum Guides, Teaching Methods
RI Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, Shepard Building, 255 Westminster Street, Providence, RI 02903-3400.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.; National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA.
Authoring Institution: Rhode Island State Dept. of Elementary and Secondary Education, Providence.
Identifiers - Location: Rhode Island