ERIC Number: ED489311
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Strategy 2005 Goals
National Science Teachers Association (NJ1)
Over the period of a year, the NSTA Board of Directors and the NSTA Council analyzed the challenge of attaining high student achievement in science education within the framework of external factors and pressures, mapped onto the opportunities afforded by NSTA's strengths. What emerged in February 2005 were four strategic goals. These strategic goals chart the direction for NSTA as it addresses science education reform during the next five years. (1) Engage All Teachers of Science Continually to Improve Science Education. This goal broadens NSTA's support for science education reform beyond its membership. (2) Improve Student Learning by Supporting and Enhancing Science Teaching. This goal focuses NSTA's professional development portfolio on the bottom line-student learning. (3) Advocate for the Importance of Science, Both Science Literacy and the Development of Scientific Expertise. This goal brings the classroom voice to educational policymaking. (4) Enhance Science Education Through Research-Based Policy and Practice. This goal involves systematically using data and research to guide NSTA's actions. The table of contents contains the following chapters: (1) The National Science Teachers Association; (2) Strategic Context; (3) Strategic Goals; and (4) Strategic Next Steps. Appended are: (1) References, and (2) Acknowledgements.
Descriptors: Teacher Associations, Science Teachers, Organizational Objectives, Science Education, Educational Change, Scientific Literacy, Educational Policy, Professional Development
National Science Teachers Association, 1840 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22201-3000. Tel: 800-722-6782 (Toll Free); Web site: http://www.nsta.org.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Science Teachers Association, Arlington, VA.