Teaching Secondary School Science Strategies for Developing Scientific Literacy

ISBN-10: 0130992348
ISBN-13: 9780130992345
Edition: 8th 2004 (Revised)
List price: $119.00
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Description: For Middle and Secondary Science Methods and Curriculum courses. Solidly grounded in current recommendations of the National Science Education Standards, this text offers teaching guidance and strategies for physical, biological, and earth science  More...

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Book details

List price: $119.00
Edition: 8th
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 8/1/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 464
Size: 8.00" wide x 10.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.354
Language: English

For Middle and Secondary Science Methods and Curriculum courses. 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.

Introduction
Becoming a Science Teacher
Beginning Your Instructional Theory
Historical Perspectives and Contemporary Trends
Historical Perspectives on Science Education
National Standards and Scientific Literacy
Goals and Objectives
The Goals of Science Teaching
The Objectives of Science Teaching
Curriculum Perspectives
Designing a School Science Curriculum
The Middle School Science Curriculum
The High School Science Curriculum
Science and Other Disciplines: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Curriculum
Planning for Instruction and Assessment
Inquiry and Conceptual Change
Questioning and Discussion
Investigation and Problem Solving
Demonstration and Laboratory Work
Models for Effective Science Teaching
Planning for Effective Science Teaching
Assessing Student Learning
Understanding and Working with Students
The Psychological Basis for Effective Science Teaching
Individual Differences in Science Classrooms
Teaching Science for Gender and Cultural Differences
Controversy in the Classroom
Classroom Management and Conflict Resolution
Induction and Professional Development
Materials for Science Teaching
Student Teaching and Professional Growth
Teaching Science Activities
Daily Lesson Plans

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