Change in Secondary Science Settings: A Voice From the Fieldby: Lee Meadows

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Learning science by inquiry is central to science education reforms. In today’s working world, students need skills for finding, organizing, and managing information. They also need rich skills for working with others and for communicating orally and in print. To maintain this country’s leadership amidst fierce global competition (see Friedman 2005), students will need to be tough-minded and goal-oriented, and they will need to value their work. Inquiry helps students develop all of these skills. The secondary science reforms are focused on creating a strong workforce and helping individuals develop their minds, their interpersonal skills, and their work ethics through inquiry (Committee on Prospering in the Global Economy of the 21st Century 2006). This free selection paints a concrete picture of how inquiry was implemented in a regular classroom during the authors’ sabbatical year. It includes the Table of Contents, Introduction, Preface, and Index.

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  • on Thu Nov 03, 2011 1:22 PM

Excellent example of a teacher themselves going through the process of improving their teaching and the ability of their students to learn. The author shares stories of their mistakes, and the process they took to eventually be succesful in the classroom. Good example of bringing inquiry into the classroom.


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