ERIC Number: ED448995
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
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Transforming Middle School Science Education. Ways of Knowing in Science Series.
Hurd, Paul DeHart
This book considers the current reform movement in science education and points out problems with the education of early adolescents who are caught in the middle. The first six chapters cover the need for a science curriculum addressing the personal, social, developmental, and emotional needs of middle school students. Chapter 7 presents a curriculum proposition that is in harmony with the new paradigm of science, is interdisciplinary, and uses everyday problems. Chapter 8 recommends helping students learn science through human health. (Contains 181 references.) (YDS)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Interdisciplinary Approach, Mass Media, Middle Schools, Motivation, Science Education, Scientific Literacy
Teachers College Press, 1234 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10027 (paperback: ISBN-0-8077-3922-7, $19.95; hardcover: ISBN-0-8077-3923-5, $50). Tel: 800-575-6566 (Toll Free); Web site: http://www.teacherscollegepress.com.
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Evaluative
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Note: Foreword by James J. Gallagher.