Academic journal article Science Scope

The NSTA Reader's Guide to A Framework for K--12 Science Education: Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and Core Ideas, 2nd Ed

Academic journal article Science Scope

The NSTA Reader's Guide to A Framework for K--12 Science Education: Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and Core Ideas, 2nd Ed

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The NSTA Reader's Guide to A Framework for K--12 Science Education: Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and Core Ideas, 2nd ed.

By Harold Pratt. $14.95. 144 pp. NSTA Press. Arlington, VA. 2013. ISBN: 9781938946196.

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This book is a terrific resource for helping science teachers navigate A Framework for K--12 Science Education. The National Research Council's landmark work can be quite daunting to comprehend. However, this short book will help teachers focus on the critical information within the science standards that now guide education in the United States and will likely affect the work of science teachers into the foreseeable future.

The book is written in a straightforward manner, which makes it highly accessible to all the stakeholders in science education. Using the guide, science teachers and other members of the science education community can more easily study the Framework. With their newfound knowledge, science teachers will be better equipped for the challenge of using the Framework in their work in science classrooms.

This text is broken into sections, each one focusing on specific areas that are important for science teachers as they move forward in implementing the new standards. …

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