By Helen Quinn,Heidi Schweingruber,Thomas Keller,Committee on Conceptual Framework for the New K-12 Science Education Standards,National Research Council

ISBN-10: 0309217423

ISBN-13: 9780309217422

Science, engineering, and know-how permeate approximately each part of recent lifestyles and carry the main to fixing lots of humanity's such a lot urgent present and destiny demanding situations. the us' place within the worldwide financial system is declining, partly simply because U.S. staff lack primary wisdom in those fields. to deal with the serious problems with U.S. competitiveness and to higher arrange the workforce, A Framework for K-12 technology Education proposes a brand new method of K-12 technological know-how schooling that may trap scholars' curiosity and supply them with the mandatory foundational wisdom within the field.

A Framework for K-12 technological know-how Education outlines a vast set of expectancies for college students in technological know-how and engineering in grades K-12. those expectancies will tell the improvement of latest criteria for K-12 technological know-how schooling and, as a consequence, revisions to curriculum, guideline, review, improvement for educators. This publication identifies 3 dimensions that express the middle principles and practices round which technological know-how and engineering schooling in those grades might be equipped. those 3 dimensions are: crosscutting techniques that unify the examine of technological know-how via their universal software throughout technology and engineering; medical and engineering practices; and disciplinary center rules within the actual sciences, existence sciences, and earth and house sciences and for engineering, know-how, and the functions of technological know-how. The overarching target is for all highschool graduates to have enough wisdom of technology and engineering to have interaction in public discussions on science-related matters, be cautious shoppers of medical and technical info, and input the careers in their choice.

A Framework for K-12 technology Education is step one in a strategy which can tell state-level judgements and accomplish a research-grounded foundation for making improvements to technological know-how guide and studying around the state. The ebook will advisor criteria builders, academics, curriculum designers, evaluation builders, country and district technological know-how directors, and educators who educate technological know-how in casual environments.

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