National Science Resources Center Project to Improve Science Teaching in Elementary Schools with Special Emphasis on Department of Defense Dependents Schools and Other Schools Serving Children of Military Personnel
NATIONAL SCIENCE RESOURCES CENTER WASHINGTON DC
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Since 1987, the United States Department of Defense DoD has provided support to the National Science Resources Center NSRC for a special Secretary of Defense SECDEF project targeted at improving the teaching of science in the nations schools. The project plan was based on a review of the research identifying the problems and needs related to K-12 science education today a study of DoD precollege science education programs research findings concerning the content and organization of effective science instruction theories of organizational change an understanding of the context in which organizational change must occur in the schools and the experience the NSRC has gained in bringing about reforms in science education. The project plan also was based on discussions with hundreds of teachers, scientists, science educators, school system administrators, and other educational leaders. Appendices are as follows NSRC Advisory Board and Brochure, NSRC Science for Children An Agenda for Action Brochure, Information about Hands-On Elementary Science Units, NSRC Elementary Science Leadership Institute Information, 1992 Working Conference on Precollege Science Education for Scientists and Engineers Information, Networking and Technical Assistance Information.
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