Teaching Secondary School Science Strategies for Developing Scientific Literacy

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  • Edition: 9th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2007-07-06
  • Publisher: Pearson
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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.

Table of Contents

Becoming a Science Teacher
Beginning Your Instructional Theory
Understanding Science and Scientific Inquiry
Teaching Science as Inquiry
Historical and Contemporary Perspectives
Historical Perspectives on Science Education
Contemporary Issues in Science Education
Goals, Objectives, and Assessments
The Goals of Science Teaching
The Objectives of Science Teaching
Assessment of Student Learning
Understanding The Science Curriculum
How Science Curricula are Developed
Integrated Approaches to the Science Curriculum
The Science Curriculum and Controversial Issues
Planning Effective Science Teaching and Programs
Models for Effective Science Teaching
Planning for Effective Science Teaching
Designing an Effective School Science Program
Strategies for Science Teaching
The Laboratory and Demonstrations
Questioning and Discussion
Educational Technology in the Science Classroom
Understanding Students
Individual Differences in Science Classrooms
Teaching Science for Differences: Gender and Cultural
Classroom Management and Conflict Resolution
Student Teaching and Becoming a Science Teacher
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