Based on the legacy of the National Science Foundation Instructional Materials Development program, this resource examines the opportunities and challenges of creating effective and equitable science education programs. The authors focus on the work of four dissemination and implementation centers that were established to provide standards- and research-based materials for classrooms.
The book demonstrates how educators can:
- Establish innovative science programs
- Create strong professional development training to guide curriculum selection and classroom implementation
- Empower students with the skills and understandings required in today's worldwide scientific/technical environment