TITLE

Changed by Nature

AUTHOR(S)
Riggins, Cheryl G.
PUB. DATE
November 2007
SOURCE
Principal;Nov/Dec2007, Vol. 87 Issue 2, p14
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
The author explains her fears that elementary science education in U.S. schools is lacking in quality. Claude Mayberry, president of Science Weekly and co-author of the report "A Nation at Risk," notes that school children receive approximately 17 minutes of science instruction per week. Mayberry feels that one problem is that many elementary school teachers have low content knowledge about science and nature.
ACCESSION #
27170894

 

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