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National Science Teachers Association, Arlington, VA. – 2001
This document presents a collection of strand maps that show how students' understanding of the ideas and skills that lead to literacy in science, mathematics, and technology might grow over time. The guide discusses strand maps in general and prose directly related to each individual map. The maps are built from benchmarks that were derived from…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Benchmarking, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education
Quigley, Charles N., Ed.; Bahmueller, Charles, Ed. – 1991
CIVITAS is a curriculum framework that sets forth a set of national goals to be achieved in a civic education curriculum, primarily for K-12 public and private schools. It is a framework that proposes to specify the knowledge and skills needed by citizens to perform their roles in U.S. democracy. There are two major sections in the framework. It…
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Citizenship Education, Citizenship Responsibility, Curriculum Development
Hirzy, Ellen Cochran, Ed. – 1996
Aimed primarily at a museum audience, this book is also a guide for school educators who want to work in partnerships with museums. Fifteen museum school projects are described, all of which received Museum Leadership Initiatives grants in 1994. Projects involve museums focusing on heritage, arts, natural history, sciences, and industry as well as…
Descriptors: Aquariums, Cultural Centers, Curriculum Enrichment, Educational Facilities
Irwin, Judith W. – 1996
This text examines the forces that keep educators and students from feeling fully empowered, that is, gaining the power to self-actualize and to facilitate this process for others. A feminist perspective is used to consider directions for educational reform and innovation broadly under an umbrella philosophy of empowerment, suggesting a paradigm…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Practices, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education
Wojtan, Linda S., Ed.; Spence, Donald, Ed. – 1992
This collection of essays presents a rationale for incorporating teaching about Japan in the K-12 curriculum. The volume provides practical examples and guidelines about how to achieve this goal. The essays are organized into three main categories--professional development, curriculum design and enhancement, and exchange. The essays include:…
Descriptors: Area Studies, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Educational Change
Blachly, Alice, Ed. – 1983
This collection of 43 activities represents an initial sampling of the creative efforts that Vermont teachers are currently making to improve the learning environment of their students. The resources are the outcome of a campaign initiated by the regional service teams of the Vermont Department of Education to collect information about promising…
Descriptors: Demonstration Programs, Educational Innovation, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Materials
Hornsby, Joseph, Comp. – 1987
This publication is the last in a series of 12 giving the recommendations that were made for a broad and balanced education program in science for young people. This guide shows that learning to teach better science starts formally with initial training, continues through an induction period, and is consolidated through a regular in-service…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
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Greenberg, Joel; Rath, Christine – Educational Leadership, 1985
When they write on topics with personal meaning and read one another's papers to see whether they are communicating, even hard-to-teach students recognize the power of language and their ability to use it. An 11-item reference list is provided. (Author/DCS)
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Elementary Secondary Education, Language Attitudes, Language Skills