ERIC Number: ED493523
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Delivering Excellence in Science Education. National Science Resources Center Annual Report, 2005
National Science Resources Center
The year 2005 marked the National Science Resources Center's (NSRC) 20th anniversary. This 20-year period saw the rise of new opportunities--such as the promulgation of the National Research Council's National Science Education Standards--and challenges--such as the rise of China and India as important competitors in the global marketplace. Over the course of these two decades, the NSRC played an increasingly important role in the science education of our nation's youth. Its comprehensive program of science education--scaling up and sustaining effective science programs in schools, supporting the professional growth of teachers of science, and providing exemplary, research-based science instructional materials--has helped construct a sound platform upon which to improve science education for all children with districts and states. The year 2005 was pivotal for the NSRC in many ways. An all-staff retreat in early October 2005 resulted in a thorough self-examination of NSRC products, services, and processes. The retreat produced the revised mission and values statements and reinforced the organization's commitment to meeting its internal and external goals. The NSRC's business plan will help the organization maintain its focus on those goals in service of organizational sustainability, core products and services, and exemplary science programs for all students.
Descriptors: Science Materials, Science Teachers, Educational Research, Instructional Improvement, Professional Development, Computer Uses in Education, International Programs, Educational Finance, Science Programs, Science Education, Organizational Objectives, Annual Reports, Elementary Secondary Education
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: National Science Resources Center, Washington, DC.