ERIC Number: EJ1038965
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 13
NGSS and the Next Generation of Science Teachers
Bybee, Rodger W.
Journal of Science Teacher Education, v25 n2 p211-221 Mar 2014
This article centers on the "Next Generation Science Standards" (NGSS) and their implications for teacher development, particularly at the undergraduate level. After an introduction to NGSS and the influence of standards in the educational system, the article addresses specific educational shifts--interconnecting science and engineering practices, disciplinary core ideas, crosscutting concepts; recognizing learning progressions; including engineering; addressing the nature of science, coordinating with Common Core State Standards. The article continues with a general discussion of reforming teacher education programs and a concluding discussion of basic competencies and personal qualities of effective science teachers.
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Science Education, State Standards, Undergraduate Students, Teacher Education Programs, Educational Change, Engineering Education, Scientific Concepts, Teacher Competencies, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Effectiveness, Elementary Secondary Education, Alignment (Education)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Elementary Secondary Education
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