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National Science Education Standards

This nation has established as a goal that all students should achieve scientific literacy. The National Science Education Standards are designed to enable the nation to achieve that goal. They spell out a vision of science education that will make scientific literacy for all a reality in the 21st century. They point toward a destination and provide a roadmap for how to get there. The National Science Education Standards are premised on a conviction that all students deserve and must have the opportunity to become scientifically literate. The Standards look toward a future in which all Americans, familiar with basic scientific ideas and processes, can have fuller and more productive lives. Having these standards on-line opens up new possibilities for those who are working toward alignment of K-12 science teaching with these standards.


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Nancy J. Pelaez
Nancy J. Pelaez (Faculty)
20 years ago
All policy makers, science teachers, and teacher educators should refer to these
recommendations in deciding what to teach in the science classroom.

Technical Remarks:

The published book can be read onlione - but a book in hand works better. The
advantage of the online book is the search option that can look for terms not
listed in the index.
Used in course? Yes