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Huff, Kenneth L. – Science and Children, 2016
Science education is central to the lives of all Americans. Students face a world where they will frequently be required to make important decisions on issues that range from health care to the environment. Achieving literacy in science will require coherence at all levels and across components of the system including curriculum, assessment, and…
Descriptors: Misconceptions, Academic Standards, Science Education, Alignment (Education)
Olson, Steve; Labov, Jay – National Academies Press, 2014
Many national initiatives in K-12 science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education have emphasized the connections between teachers and improved student learning. Much of the discussion surrounding these initiatives has focused on the preparation, professional development, evaluation, compensation, and career advancement of…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Science Education, Teacher Leadership, Academic Achievement
Dochy, Filip; Gijbels, David; Segers, Mien; Van den Bossche, Piet – Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2011
Workplace and professional learning, lifelong learning, adult learning, learning in different contexts have become of more and more interest and now dominate all aspects of 21st century life. Learning is no longer about "storing and recall" but "development and flow". "Theories of Learning in the Workplace" offers fascinating overviews into some…
Descriptors: Workplace Learning, Learning Theories, Informal Education, Educational Psychology
Hora, Matthew Tadashi – Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education (NJ1), 2011
Policymakers and educators are increasingly expressing concerns that the U.S. is lagging behind other countries in educating the next generation of mathematicians and scientists. In response, the federal government, private foundations, and many "institutions of higher education" (IHEs) are encouraging STEM (science, technology,…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Policy, Mathematics Education, Science Education
Berlin, Donna F., Ed.; White, Arthur L., Ed. – International Consortium for Research in Science and Mathematics Education (NJ3), 2011
The chapters in this book reflect the work of science and mathematics educators who have worked for many years at the international level. As members of the International Consortium for Research in Science and Mathematics Education, their work provides readers with issues, models, practices, and research results that have applicability and…
Descriptors: Science Education, Mathematics Education, STEM Education, Educational Innovation
DO-IT, 2009
A series of activities were undertaken to understand the underrepresentation of people with disabilities in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers and increase their participation in these fields. "AccessSTEM" collaborated with key stakeholders to conduct a "Capacity-Building Institute"…
Descriptors: Career Exploration, Disproportionate Representation, Disabilities, Science Education
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Hark, Amy T. – Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education, 2008
The importance of engaging students in science and helping them to become informed citizens has been highlighted by many groups invested in science education. This report describes a project that furthers both academic and civic goals through the integration of a service learning component into an undergraduate course. This nonmajors class covers…
Descriptors: Pilot Projects, Service Learning, Biotechnology, Instructional Materials
US Department of Education, 2006
This guide presents information on the procedures for peer review of grant applications. It begins with an overview of the review process for grant application submission and review. The review process includes: (1) pre-submission procedures that enable the Institute to plan for specific review sessions; (2) application processing procedures; (3)…
Descriptors: Science Education, Grants, Grantsmanship, Eligibility
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Hsu, Pi-Sui; Sharma, Priya – Educational Technology & Society, 2006
The purpose of this article is to suggest a research-based systemic plan for educational researchers, practitioners, and policymakers involved in the change process to implement successful technology integration in the context of teacher education. This article provides a background about reform efforts in science education in the United States in…
Descriptors: Technology Integration, Educational Change, Preservice Teacher Education, Elementary School Science
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Hammer, Christy; Dusek, Val – Journal of General Education, 2006
A broadened view of scientific literacy for general education revision is detailed, including the history, philosophy, and sociology of science and science and technology studies. We provide a case study from an interdisciplinary college, argue for the integration of science studies into general education curricula, and discuss barriers to success.
Descriptors: General Education, Scientific Literacy, Science Education, Integrated Curriculum
Nebraska Department of Education, 2006
This resource provides information to assist parents, family members, early childhood teachers, caregivers, and other adults in promoting the learning and development of young children ages birth to three. It is a companion to the Nebraska Early Learning Guidelines for Ages 3 to 5, and uses the same format and domains of development. This…
Descriptors: Caregivers, Toddlers, Infants, Guidelines
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Chan, Swee Heng; Tan, Helen – Language and Education, 2006
Bahasa Malaysia (the Malay language) was chosen as the national language to unite the linguistically diverse groups in Malaysia in the mid-1950s. This choice brought about a total change in education policy, whereby Bahasa Malaysia became the medium of instruction for all subjects (other than English) in public schools. The decision saw a complete…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Mathematics Education, Science Education
Michaels, Sarah; Shouse, Andrew W.; Schweingruber, Heidi A. – National Academies Press, 2007
What types of instructional experiences help K-8 students learn science with understanding? What do science educators, teachers, teacher leaders, science specialists, professional development staff, curriculum designers, and school administrators need to know to create and support such experiences? "Ready, Set, Science!" guides the way with an…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Science Instruction, Science Education, Elementary School Science
Education Development Center, Inc, 2005
The purpose of this document is to provide useful information for teachers and school systems engaged in the process of examining and choosing science curriculum materials appropriate for their settings. The curriculum profiles include summaries of selected programs available for K?12 science curriculum programs. Each profile describes a number of…
Descriptors: Science Curriculum, Elementary Secondary Education, Science Education, Science Activities
Cawelti, Gordon, Ed. – Educational Research Service, 2004
The newly updated report is an essential tool for school leaders and practitioners alike, and is the single most authoritative source for effective K-12 teaching and learning practices across the content areas. This one volume brings together in readable, concise language the authoritative research on effective classroom practices in all major…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Student Improvement, Educational Strategies, Teaching Methods
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