Among the 21st century issues and trends in science education, one must acknowledge the fundamental importance of the science curriculum. It is the one component that brings together social aspirations, content standards, research on learning, appropriate assessments, and meaningful professional development. This chapter begins with a discussion of the standards and describes the connections between the standards and the science curriculum. The third section addresses the design and development of science curricula.
Type Book ChapterPub Date 1/1/2006Stock # PB195X_2