Reforming Secondary Science Instruction, a collection of important articles by experts in the field, provides readers with ways to evaluate their science programs. From curriculum to context, this eclectic and convenient publication provides ideas for pre- and in-service professionals.
The book begins by re-emphasizing the importance of inquiry science instruction. The authors also address the issues of the role of curriculum materials in reform. A chapter on using data makes a difficult area accessible to the casual reader. Vignettes and key questions focus the reader, providing themes for professional reading groups or focused workshops. The final article in the collection, "One Teacher's Journey," will help readers personalize the ideas presented.
This book provides readers with a comprehensive overview of science education reform in a compact and convenient form. I recommend this book to science teachers who are interested in reforming their programs or evaluating their performance.