|Type of Product:||NSTA Press Book (also see downloadable PDF version of this book)
|Grade Level:||Elementary School, High School, Middle School
This powerful book is brain food for all those who care deeply about science and students—including teachers, science educators, curriculum specialists, and policy makers. The collection of 21 provocative essays gives you a fresh look at today’s most pressing public policy concerns in science education, from how students learn science to building science partnerships to the ramifications of the No Child Left Behind legislation. The editors capture the latest research, trends, and best practices that science teachers and science leaders can use, organized around five themes:
1. Science of Learning Science explores up-to-date thinking on the methods, procedures, and reasoning processes students use to accumulate knowledge of the natural world.
2. Leadership in Science Teaching and Learning addresses the bold leadership necessary to bring about substantive change in science programs in today’s complex educational systems that must occur at all levels.
3. Professional Development: Implications for Science Teaching and Learning examines research on the effectiveness of high-stakes accountability systems in bringing about improvements in professional development and student learning.
4. Within the Science Classroom looks at the impact of technology, the importance of a standards-based curriculum, assessment of science instruction and student learning, and planning science experiences for diverse student populations.
5. Building Science Partnerships and Collaboration considers the importance of partnerships in science education reform, the impact of No Child Left Behind, and the role of professional learning communities in strengthening the science program. Teaching Science in the 21st Century is the latest joint publication of NSTA and the National Science Education Leadership Association. It provides a blueprint for developing a culture that allows and encourages science leaders to continually improve science programs.
|Intended User Role:||Administrator, Curriculum Supervisor, Elementary-Level Educator, High-School Educator, Middle-Level Educator, Professional Development Provider, Teacher
|Educational Issues:||Achievement, Assessment of students, Classroom management, Curriculum, Educational research, Equity, Inclusion, Inquiry learning, Learning theory, Professional development, Teacher preparation, Teaching strategies
About the Editors
Part I - Within the Science Classroom
1 The Impact of Technology on the 21st Century Classroom
Karen E. Irving
2 The Science Curriculum: Trends and Issues
Rodger W. Bybee
3 Classroom Assessment in the Service of Student Learning
Janet E. Coffey
4 Engaging Teachers in Research on Science Learning and Teaching
Emily H. van Zee and Deborah Roberts
5 Celebrating Diverse Minds: Using Different Pedagogical
Hubert M. Dyasi
Part II - Professional Development: Implications for
Science Teaching and Learning
6 Leading Professional Development for Curriculum Reform
James B. Short
7 Advancing Student Achievement Through Professional
John H. Holloway
8 Building Ongoing and Sustained Professional Development
Jack Rhoton and Brenda Wojnowski
9 Best Practices for Professional Development for the 21st Century
Karen J. Charles and Patricia M. Shane
Part III Leadership in Science Teaching and Learning
10 Leadership in Science Education for the 21st Century
Rodger W. Bybee
11 The Principal as Leader of Change
12 Keeping Good Science Teachers: What Science Leaders Can Do
Linda Darling-Hammond and Mistilina Sato
13 Understanding Supply and Demand
Among Mathematics and Science Teachers
Richard M. Ingersoll
Part IV Building Science Partnerships and Collaboration
14 The Importance of Partnerships in Science Education Reform
George D. Nelson and Carolyn C. Landel
15 Developing Professional Learning Communities
16 No Child Left Behind: Implications for Science Education
17 Alternative Certification: Aspirations and Realities
Norman G. Lederman, Judith S. Lederman, and Fouad Abd-El-Khalick
Part V - Science of Learning Science
18 Brain Research: Implications for Teaching and Learning
James E. Hamos
19 How Do Students Learn Science?
Nancy P. Moreno and Barbara Z. Tharp
20 The Psychology of Scientific Thinking: Implications for Science
Teaching and Learning
Junlei Li and David Klahr
21 Research in Science Education: An Interdisciplinary Perspective
Michael R. Vitale and Nancy R. Romance
“… The volume discusses the latest trends and best practices in science education, helping science teachers and leaders deal with the urgent need to improve science education in the United States. … This is a very important book, and I recommend it highly.”
Science Books & Films, November/December 2006
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