Guiding Curriculum Decisions for Middle-Grades Science

Full Description: 

Guiding Curriculum Decisions for Middle-Grades Science presents a framework for decision making, provides an overview of the curriculum decision-making process, and contains detailed information on a variety of science curricula and curriculum resources. The authors pose a set of critical questions for curriculum decision making that corresponds to a framework focused on three priorities: academic rigor, equity, and developmental appropriateness. Vignettes drawn from interviews with practitioners suggest not only what exemplary curricula look like in action, but also the kinds of profiles of outstanding curricula that illustrate the qualities identified in the framework, as well as information about additional curricula and professional development resources available in print and online.

Author(s): 

Marian Pasquale, Barbara Brauner Berns, Ilene Kantrov, Doris Santamaria Makang, Bernie Zubrowski, Lynn T. Goldsmith

Publication Date: 

01/01/2002
Guiding Curriculum Decisions for Middle-Grades Science