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Written by an experienced science teacher and science teacher educator, this brief volume helps bridge the gap between theory and practice. It offers readers a tool to understand not only what the National Science Education Standards (NSES) are, but also how they can enrich science teaching and learning to promote scientific literacy for all. In addition to offering clear descriptions of each of the six standards, Integrating the National Science Education Standards into Classroom Practice also:
Provides sample activities drawn from contemporary
classrooms, demonstrating the spirit of the NSES in
practice (see pages 1415, 1718, and 3739).
Includes artifacts from K12 classrooms drawn from the
authors experience as a public school teacher to illustrate
teaching, program development, and curricular practices
consistent with the goals of the NSES (see pages 3940,
4446, and 50).
Presents examples of curriculum content and delivery,
performance-based assessment, and models for staff
development in line with the NSES (see pages 64, 93,
Illustrates best practices through end-of-chapter
vignettes based on real-life teaching experiences to
emphasize the effectiveness of the NSES (see pages
5253, 136137, and 141142).