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ERIC Number: ED466403
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Jan
Pages: 303
Abstractor: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-1-57337-100-9
Planning Curriculum in Science.
Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison.
This publication is designed as a tool to assist science curriculum committees and individuals plan a science program. The guide offers methods for a local committee to use when developing the curriculum for their program. The guide embraces Wisconsin's Model Academic Standards for Science and the National Science Education Standards. A program evaluation tool has been developed and included to assist with improving the science program. The guide suggests ways to select science products, including textbooks, for a specific grade or grades. Classroom assessment is addressed as both a district and a classroom strategy that reveals to parents and teachers how students are learning science. The guide is built upon current research in science and science education. Chapters include: (1) "How Do We Achieve Scientific Literacy for All Students?" (2) "What Does a Standards-Led Science Program Look Like?" (3) "What Should Students Learn in Science?" (4) "How Do Teachers Teach Science and Students Learn Science in a K-12 Standards-Led Science Classroom?" (5) "How Are Students' Understandings about Science Revealed?" (6) "What Is Professional Learning in Science Education?" (7) "Implementation: What Support Is Needed To Implement a K-12 Standards-Led Science Program?" (8) "Does the K-12 Science Program Achieve Scientific Literacy for All Students?" and (9) "What Is in the Future for Science Education?" (YDS)
Wisconsin Dept. of Public Instruction, Drawer 179, Milwaukee, WI 53293-0179 ($42). Tel: 800-243-8782 (Toll Free); Tel: 608-266-2188; Fax: 608-267-9110; Web site:
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison.
Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin