ERIC Number: ED450000
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
Atlas of Science Literacy.
National Science Teachers Association, Arlington, VA.; American Association for the Advancement of Science, Washington, DC.
This document presents a collection of strand maps that show how students' understanding of the ideas and skills that lead to literacy in science, mathematics, and technology might grow over time. The guide discusses strand maps in general and prose directly related to each individual map. The maps are built from benchmarks that were derived from the adult literacy goals of "Science for All Americans." The maps can be used for understanding benchmarks and standards, designing curriculum, planning instruction, developing and evaluating curriculum materials, constructing and analyzing assessment, and preparing teachers. Chapters include: (1) "The Nature of Science"; (2) "The Nature of Mathematics"; (3) "The Nature of Technology"; (4) "The Physical Setting"; (5) "The Living Environment"; (6) "The Human Organism"; (7) "Human Society"; (8) "The Designed World"; (9) "The Mathematical World"; (10) "Historical Perspectives"; (11) "Common Themes"; and (12) "Habits of Mind." (SAH)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Benchmarking, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Learning, Mathematics Education, Science Education, Scientific Literacy, Teaching Methods, Technology Education
National Science Teachers Association, 1840 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Carnegie Corp. of New York, NY.; Hewlett Packard Co., Cupertino, CA.; John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Chicago, IL.; Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, New York, NY.; Pew Charitable Trusts, Philadelphia, PA.; National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA.
Authoring Institution: National Science Teachers Association, Arlington, VA.; American Association for the Advancement of Science, Washington, DC.