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ERIC Number: ED508413
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Oct
Pages: 164
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Massachusetts Science and Technology Engineering Curriculum Framework
Massachusetts Department of Education
This 2006 "Massachusetts Science and Technology/Engineering Curriculum Framework" provides a guide for teachers and curriculum coordinators regarding specific content to be taught from PreK through high school. Following this "Organization" chapter, the "Framework" contains the following sections: (1) Philosophy and Vision; (2) Science and Technology/Engineering Learning Standards; (3) Appendices; and (4) References. The "Philosophy and Vision" chapter of the document provides general information in the following areas: (1) The Purpose and Nature of Science and Technology/Engineering section describes how science and technology/engineering interrelate; (2) The Inquiry, Experimentation, and Design in the Classroom section describes inquiry-based instruction and lists inquiry skills; and (3) The Guiding Principles articulate ideals of teaching, learning, assessing, and administering science and technology/engineering programs. After a brief history of how the learning standards in Massachusetts were developed, the standards are presented by strand, grade span, and subject area topic. Seven appendices are included: (1) PreK through High School Learning Standards Organized by Strand and Broad Topics; (2) Additional Learning Activities for Grade PreK through Grade 8; (3) Historical and Social Context for Science and Technology/Engineering: Topics for Study; (4) Safety Practices and Legal Requirements; (5) Dissection and Dissection Alternatives in Science Courses: Policies and Resources for Massachusetts Public Schools; (6) Curriculum Review Resources; and (7) Criteria for Evaluating Instructional Materials and Programs in Science and Technology/Engineering.
Massachusetts Department of Education. 350 Main Street, Malden, MA 02148-5023. Tel: 781-338-3000; Web site:
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts Department of Education
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts