ERIC Number: ED470926
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
Making Sense of Integrated Science: A Guide for High Schools.
Biological Sciences Curriculum Study, Colorado Springs.
This guide outlines the initial work and includes recommendations for schools and districts on how to implement an integrated science program. Chapters include: (1) "What Is Integrated Science and What Does It Look Like at the High School Level?"; (2) "Coherence in High School Science" (F. James Rutherford); (3) "Thinking about Change: What Will It Take to Implement an Integrated Science Program?"; (4) "Supporting Change through Professional Development" (Rodger W. Bybee and Susan Loucks-Horsley); (5) "How Do We Assess Learning in Integrated Science?" (Kathy Comfort); (6) "Thinking about Implementation: The Road Ahead"; (7) "How Have Others Done It?"; (8) "California Scenario" (Marilyn Perron); (9) "Utah Scenario" (Sue Faibisch); and (10) "Florida Scenario" (Ginger Davis and Raul Montes). Appendices include: (1) "Using the Concerns-Based Adoption Model When Implementing Integrated Science Programs"; (2) "A Short Cut for Model IV"; (3) "A Needs Assessment for Integrated Science"; (4) "Next Step Questions to Consider Before Making a Decision"; (5) "The Integrated Science Program at Your School: Guidelines for Writers"; (6) "Frequently Asked Questions about Integrated Science at the High School Level"; (7) "List of Curriculum Materials for Integrated Science and Survey Results." (Contains 50 references.) (YDS)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, High Schools, Integrated Curriculum, Program Implementation, Science Education
BSCS, 5415 Mark Dabling Blvd., Colorado Springs, CO 80918. For full text: http://www.bscs.org.
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Administrators; Teachers
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA.
Authoring Institution: Biological Sciences Curriculum Study, Colorado Springs.