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Thompson, David – National Middle School Association (NJ3), 2004
As teachers and principals prepare students to pass mandated academic tests, they should not overlook the role educational travel can play in motivating students to achieve. Travel brings curriculum to life and teaches lessons that students will remember--and need--throughout their lives. In this article, the author describes educational travel…
Descriptors: Travel, Grade 6, Grade 8, Experiential Learning
Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus. Div. of Inservice Education. – 1988
The United States of America is a society dependent upon science and technology. This will be even more evident in the 21st century, when many jobs will exist in fields not yet developed. Decisions relating to yet unknown data will need to be made. The individual will need to be scientifically and technologically literate to be able to relate to…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Demonstration Programs, Educational Assessment, Educational Improvement
Hickman, Faith M.; And Others – 1987
The Science/Technology/Society (STS) theme describes a contemporary trend in education which focuses on the teaching of issues such as air quality, nuclear power, land use, and water resources but justification for including STS in the high school core curriculum has a precedence based on historical connections among science, technology, and…
Descriptors: Core Curriculum, Course Content, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development
Heaney, John, Comp. – 1987
This publication is one in a series of 12 giving the recommendations that were made for a broad and balanced education program in science for young people. Section one of this guide discusses consulting and negotiating both with colleagues and others. Sections two and three address the timetabling issue. Section four explains a strategy that a…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
Ditchfield, Christine, Comp. – 1987
This publication is one in a series of 12 giving the recommendations that were made for a broad and balanced education program in science for young people. Section one of this guide is concerned with science teaching in a multicultural society. Section two looks at the perceptions held by young people on the multi-cultural nature of science and…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
Ditchfield, Christine, Comp. – 1987
This publication is one in a series of 12 giving the recommendations that were made for a broad and balanced education program in science for young people. It examines science teachers' concerns about the science education of children with learning difficulties, sets this within the context of special education, concentrates on ways to provide…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
Bentley, Di, Comp. – 1987
This publication is one 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 covers some basic questions about health education as viewed by science teachers, gives suggestions and recommendations for how science teachers might plan their contribution to…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
Barber, Brenda, Comp.; Michell, Mick, Comp. – 1987
This publication is one 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 attempts to answer the questions regarding what science is taught in primary schools, what skills good primary science gives children, and how secondary schools build on primary…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Improvement, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education
Wilson, Cathy, Comp. – 1987
This publication is one 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 aims to raise key issues about assessment; provides a measure of up-dating with regard to development; encourages science teachers and departments to reflect on their current…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods
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
Penick, John E., Ed.; Bame, Mitzi, Ed. – 1988
In this report, the search is continued for exemplary elementary science programs. Included is a chapter explaining the excellence in elementary science concept which touches upon: (1) goals; (2) characteristics of an ideal curriculum; (3) resources and materials; (4) administrative leadership; (5) classroom environment; and (6) program…
Descriptors: Demonstration Programs, Elementary Education, Elementary School Curriculum, Elementary School Science
Fien, John – 1989
Connotations for the word "environment" have increased to include a wide range of meanings. It has become a political force with candidates of most major parties being very conscious of what is referred to as the "environment vote." In the classroom and society, "environment" is a controversial issue. For example, at…
Descriptors: Biological Sciences, Case Studies, College Science, Curriculum Development
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Bybee, Rodger W.; Landes, Nancy M. – American Biology Teacher, 1990
Described is an elementary school science program developed by the Biological Sciences Curriculum Study entitled "Science for Life and Living: Integrating Science, Technology and Health." Discussed are the rationale, unifying themes, organization, teaching model, implementation, development, production, and support for this program. (CW)
Descriptors: Biology, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science, Instructional Materials