Assessing Schools for Generation R (Responsibility): A Guide for Legislation and School Policy in Science Education - Contemporary Trends and Issues in Science Education 41 (Paperback)
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Assessing Schools for Generation R (Responsibility): A Guide for Legislation and School Policy in Science Education - Contemporary Trends and Issues in Science Education 41 (Paperback)

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Today's youth will face global environmental changes, as well as complex personal and social challenges. To address these issues this collection of essays provides vital insights on how science education can be designed to better engage students and help them solve important problems in the world around them.

Assessing Schools for Generation R (Responsibility) includes theories, research, and practices for envisioning how science and environmental education can promote personal, social, and civic responsibility. It brings together inspiring stories, creative practices, and theoretical work to make the case that science education can be reformed so that students learn to meaningfully apply the concepts they learn in science classes across America and grow into civically engaged citizens. The book calls for a curriculum that equips students with the knowledge, skills, attitudes and values to confront the complex and often ill-defined socioscientific issues of daily life.

The authors are all experienced educators and top experts in the fields of science and environmental education, ecology, experiential education, educational philosophy, policy and history. They examine what has to happen in the domains of teacher preparation and public education to effect a transition of the youth of America.

This exciting, informative, sophisticated and sometimes provocative book will stimulate much debate about the future direction of science education in America, and the rest of the world. It is ideal reading for all school superintendents, deans, faculty, and policymakers looking for a way to implement a curriculum that helps builds students into responsible and engaged citizens.

Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9789400794023
Number of pages: 449
Weight: 718 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 24 mm
Edition: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 201


MEDIA REVIEWS

"... a new type of teacher, and a new type of framework governing public education. An outstanding and much-needed of synthesis of literature on teaching in a new way, "Assessing Schools for Generation R" could produce a new generation of teachers and produce a real ferment in the way we teach science if the recommendations are followed by those who govern and plan education and those who prepare and evaluate teachers."

Indira Nair, Professor and Vice Provost for Education Emeritus, Carnegie Mellon University

"How will the next generation develop both the wherewithal to dream of a sustainable future and the intellectual capacity to achieve it? This edited volume brings together inspiring stories, creative practices, and theoretical work to make the case that science education can be reformed to help students develop affectively and intellectually in order to grow into civically engaged citizens."

Caren Cooper, Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Cornell University

"The rewards and challenges of science education that is grounded in authentic learning and designed to promote personal, social, and civic responsibility are at the heart of this important collection of essays.. Assessing Schools for Generation R is essential reading for all educators who care about the future."

Nancy Tuana, Department of Philosophy, Penn State University

"The rewards and challenges of science education that is grounded in authentic learning and designed to promote personal, social, and civic responsibility are at the heart of this important collection of essays.. Assessing Schools for Generation R is essential reading for all educators who care about the future."

Nancy Tuana, Department of Philosophy, Penn State University

"How will the next generation develop both the wherewithal to dream of a sustainable future and the intellectual capacity to achieve it? This edited volume brings together inspiring stories, creative practices, and theoretical work to make the case that science education can be reformed to help students develop affectively and intellectually in order to grow into civically engaged citizens."

Caren Cooper, Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Cornell University

"The rewards and challenges of science education that is grounded in authentic learning and designed to promote personal, social, and civic responsibility are at the heart of this important collection of essays.. Assessing Schools for Generation R is essential reading for all educators who care about the future."

Nancy Tuana, Department of Philosophy, Penn State University

"The rewards and challenges of science education that is grounded in authentic learning and designed to promote personal, social, and civic responsibility are at the heart of this important collection of essays.. Assessing Schools for Generation R is essential reading for all educators who care about the future."

Nancy Tuana, Department of Philosophy, Penn State University

"How will the next generation develop both the wherewithal to dream of a sustainable future and the intellectual capacity to achieve it? This edited volume brings together inspiring stories, creative practices, and theoretical work to make the case that science education can be reformed to help students develop affectively and intellectually in order to grow into civically engaged citizens."

Caren Cooper, Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Cornell University

"The rewards and challenges of science education that is grounded in authentic learning and designed to promote personal, social, and civic responsibility are at the heart of this important collection of essays.. Assessing Schools for Generation R is essential reading for all educators who care about the future."

Nancy Tuana, Department of Philosophy, Penn State University

"The rewards and challenges of science education that is grounded in authentic learning and designed to promote personal, social, and civic responsibility are at the heart of this important collection of essays.. Assessing Schools for Generation R is essential reading for all educators who care about the future."

Nancy Tuana, Department of Philosophy, Penn State University

"The rewards and challenges of science education that is grounded in authentic learning and designed to promote personal, social, and civic responsibility are at the heart of this important collection of essays.. Assessing Schools for Generation R is essential reading for all educators who care about the future."

Nancy Tuana, Department of Philosophy, Penn State University

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