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|Grade Level:||High School, Middle School
Science education reform can seem a daunting task to high school science teachers. So, you might ask, why should I be bothered? The answer is that today’s students simply do not have the skill sets necessary for life in our global economy.
Reforming Secondary Science Instruction offers detailed advice for changing your methods of teaching so that students are prepared for life and work. Follow along as your fellow teachers learn about inquiry, implement change strategies, try out innovative instructional materials, build professional learning communities and partnerships, use data from student assessments, and address the needs of linguistically diverse learners.
The underlying message, as one author puts it, is “science education reform will not occur by simply adding occasional new activities to your teaching repertoire. Reform requires thought, work, and persistence.”
Every chapter offers you the opportunity to assess your own teaching techniques and find room for improvement. Whether you are early in your career or a seasoned professional, Reforming Secondary Science Instruction will help you craft a workable plan for giving your students the tools they need to succeed beyond your classroom.
|Intended User Role:||Curriculum Supervisor, High-School Educator, Middle-Level Educator, New Teacher, Professional Development Provider, Teacher
|Educational Issues:||Achievement, Assessment of students, Classroom management, Cultural awareness, Curriculum, Educational research, Equity, Inquiry learning, Instructional materials, Professional development, Teacher preparation, Teaching strategies
Introduction to Science Education Reform
Chapter 1: Change in Secondary Science Settings: A voice From the Field
Chapter 2: Reform, one teacher at a time
Julie Gess-Newsome, Jackie Mensaco, and Joëlle Clark
The Role of Curriculum in Science Education Reform
Chapter 3: The role of curriculum materials in reform
Joseph A. Taylor, April L. Gardner, and Rodger W. Bybee
Chapter 4: Learning from innovative instructional materials and making them your own
Jacqueline S. Miller and Ruth Krumhansl
Leadership in Science Education Reform
Chapter 5: Building leadership teams to create professional learning communities in secondary schools
Jody Bintz and Nancy Landes
Chapter 6: Essential partnerships in the reform of secondary science
Julie A. Luft
Contexts of Science Education Reform
Chapter 7: Using data to reform science instruction
Xiufeng Liu, Joseph Zawicki, and Jeff Arnold
Chapter 8: Appropriate practice for linguistically diverse student learners
Carla C. Johnson
Chapter 9: One teacher’s journal toward reformed teaching
Sherry A. Southerland, Karen Rose, and Margaret Blanchard
About the Authors
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