Input Requested From the Scientific and Science Education Communities on A Framework for Science Education Preliminary Public DraftBy Diana Wehrell-Grabowski on July 18, 2010 in Science Education In The News
Helen Quinn, Chair of the committee of 18 experts convened by the National Research Council (NRC) to develop a framework to guide the development of next generation standards for science education is requesting input from the scientific and science education communities on A Framework for Science Education Preliminary Public Draft. The impetus for this project grew from the recognition that although the existing standards and benchmarks (developed in the early to mid 1990s) were an important first step in strengthening science education, there is much room for improvement. The community has learned some important lessons from 10 years of implementation, and there is a new and growing body of research on learning and teaching in science that can now inform a revision of the standards (The National Academies, July 16, 2010). View the Conceptual Framework Draft for Public Input.