Distinguishing between standards-based curriculum materials and others requires considerable expertise in science content and pedagogy. Research suggests that even experienced teachers may not recognize how standards-based instruction can be embodied in materials (NRC 1999). Thus, distinguishing standards-based curriculum materials from others requires a systematic process that includes analysis techniques revealing key differences. In this chapter, such a process—AIM (Analyzing Instructional Methods)—is outlined.
Type Book ChapterPub Date 1/1/2009Stock # PB247X_3