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Science education leadership : best practices for the new century

Author: Jack Rhoton
Publisher: [Arlington, Va.] : NSTA Press, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Achieving science literacy for every student is the common goal of all science educators. It requires leaders from a broad spectrum of the science eduction field to band together and clearly define how to achieve this goal and provide the tools for getting there. The authors of the essays in this book make a compelling case for the importance of forging a coalition and addressing issues of science education. They  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jack Rhoton
ISBN: 9781936137008 1936137003
OCLC Number: 470819341
Description: xviii, 341 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: I. The science education challenge : redefining science education leadership for the 21st century: --
Looking forward into the 21st century : implications for the science leader / Jeanne Century --
New models of leadership and collaboration to improve science education : the role of business / Chris Roe and Natalie Nielsen --
A new challenge for education leaders : developing 21st century workforce skills / Rodger W. Bybee --
The many faces of leadership in a complex environment / James E. McLean. II. The role of school and district science leadership for building instructional capacity: --
Content coverage and the role of instructional leadership / William H. Schmidt and Neelam Kher --
The role of teacher leadership in science education / Julie Gess-Newsome and Barbara A. Austin --
Getting results from science teacher leadership : the critical role of principals / Carolyn Landel and Barbara Miller --
Developing and sustaining leadership in science education / Norman G. Lederman and Judith S. Lederman. III. School and district science leadership : rationale, strategy, and impact: --
Technology leadership for the 21st century / Karen E. Irving --
The role of leadership in fostering inquiry-based learning and teaching / Emily van Zee --
Bending the professional teaching continuum : how teacher renewal supports teacher retention / Mistilina Sato, Gillian Roehrig, and Joel D. Donna --
No boundaries : the role of mobility in recruiting new teachers and developing new leaders / Ruth Heuer, Karen Charles, and Courtney Burns. IV. School improvement processes and practices : professional learning for building instructional capacity: --
Professional learning communities : school collaboration to implement science education reform / Lois Brown Easton --
Leading through collaboration : historically Black colleges and universities preparing future teacher leaders in science education / Helen Bond and Izolda Fotiyeva --
Assessing assessment to inform science leadership / Don Duggan-Haas --
Care to share? The Marymount School Science Department professional development program / Eric A. Walters. V. Leadership that engages the public in the understanding of scienceL: --
Leadership for public understanding of science / George E. DeBoer --
Science communication and public engagement with science / Tiffany Lohwater.
Responsibility: edited by Jack Rhoton.

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Achieving science literacy for every student is the common goal of all science educators. It requires leaders from a broad spectrum of the science eduction field to band together and clearly define how to achieve this goal and provide the tools for getting there. The authors of the essays in this book make a compelling case for the importance of forging a coalition and addressing issues of science education. They outline practical approaches needed for laying the foundation on which science education leaders of all levels can work together to develop a more science literate world. -- Back Cover.

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