The Essentials of Science, Grades 7-12: Effective Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment (Priorities in Practice Series)

  • Publish Date: 2007-11-10
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Rick Allen

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Complete your review of where science education in the U.S. is heading with this wide-ranging look at secondary-level science curriculum, instruction, and assessment. Through lively examples of classroom practice, interviews with award-winning science teachers and science education experts, and a thorough review of the research, discover how science classes are going beyond lectures, textbooks, rote memorization, and lab demonstrations to focus on * Educating students for a deeper conceptual understanding of science * Engaging students in scientific inquiry in the classroom * Addressing problems with achievement, equity, and resources in science * Using backward design to bring greater coherence to science curriculum * Helping teachers reexamine and improve their practice

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