ERIC Number: EJ864615
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Reference Count: 15
Improving Science Achievement through Changes in Education Policy
Owens, Tara M.
Science Educator, v18 n2 p49-55 Fall 2009
Concerns over science education in the United States continue to grow due to the increasing global demands and competitiveness for careers in science and technology. This author contends that educators in the United States must look for ways to increase science proficiency and overall science literacy. Research about how students learn science should be used to develop teaching strategies that facilitate student learning. With better teaching methods and improvements in science instruction, students will develop deeper understanding of science concepts, which should translate into better performance on assessments.
Descriptors: Science Education, Educational Policy, Science Achievement, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Student Evaluation, Science Tests, Science Instruction, Active Learning, Inquiry, Academic Standards, Educational Change, Teacher Education
National Science Education Leadership Association. P.O. Box 99381, Raleigh, NC 27624-9381. Tel: 919-848-8171; Fax: 919-848-0496; Web site: http://www.nsela.org/publications/publications4.html
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers; Policymakers
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001