Teaching Secondary School Science: Strategies for Developing Scientific Literacy

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Pearson/Merrill/Prentice Hall, 2008 - Education - 362 pages
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Solidly grounded in current recommendations of the National Science Education Standards, this text offers teaching guidance and strategies for physical, biological, and earth science courses for middle school, junior high, and high school. The authors' extensive curriculum development experience imbues the text with a practical focus. Their collective knowledge of the field balances coverage of the theory and research behind the strategies they present. Also, inherent in the text is a description of the role of constructivism in science teaching and the connection between science and society including how technological development is driven by societal needs. A seven-part organization includes an introduction, historical perspectives and contemporary trends, goals and objectives, curriculum perspectives, planning for instruction and assessment, understanding and working with students, and induction and professional development. For middle through secondary school science teachers.

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A great resource for teachers and even parents trying to improve science literacy, and literacy in general, in 6-12th grade students. Read full review

Contents

Introduction
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Activity 178 Readability Analysis 261
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Summary
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About the author (2008)

Rodger Bybee is executive director of the Center for Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Education (CSMEE) at the National Research Council, Washington, D.C. Between 1992 and 1995, he participated in the development of the National Science Education Standards, which included chairing the content working group of that project. Prior to this, he was associate director at the Biological Sciences Curriculum Study (BSCS). From 1972 to 1985, Dr. Bybee was a professor of education at Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota.

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