Teaching Secondary School Science

Teaching Secondary School Science : Strategies for Developing Scientific Literacy

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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.
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  • Paperback | 464 pages
  • 210.82 x 274.32 x 22.86mm | 929.86g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 8th edition
  • 0130992348
  • 9780130992345

Table of contents

I. INTRODUCTION. 1. Becoming a Science Teacher. 2. Beginning Your Instructional Theory. II. HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVES AND CONTEMPORARY TRENDS. 3. Historical Perspectives on Science Education. 4. National Standards and Scientific Literacy. III. GOALS AND OBJECTIVES. 5. The Goals of Science Teaching. 6. The Objectives of Science Teaching. IV. CURRICULUM PERSPECTIVES. 7. Designing a School Science Curriculum. 8. The Middle School Science Curriculum. 9. The High School Science Curriculum. 10. Science and Other Disciplines: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Curriculum. V. PLANNING FOR INSTRUCTION AND ASSESSMENT. 11. Inquiry and Conceptual Change. 12. Questioning and Discussion. 13. Investigation and Problem Solving. 14. Demonstration and Laboratory Work. 15. Models for Effective Science Teaching. 16. Planning for Effective Science Teaching. 17. Assessing Student Learning. VI. UNDERSTANDING AND WORKING WITH STUDENTS. 18. The Psychological Basis for Effective Science Teaching. 19. Individual Differences in Science Classrooms. 20. Teaching Science for Gender and Cultural Differences. 21. Controversy in the Classroom. 22. Classroom Management and Conflict Resolution. VII. INDUCTION AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT. 23. Materials for Science Teaching. 24. Student Teaching and Professional Growth. Appendix A: Teaching Science Activities. Appendix B: Daily Lesson Plans.
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