ARLINGTON, Va.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Two of science education’s most prominent thinkers address central concerns of their fellow educators in a new book from NSTA Press. Rodger Bybee and Stephen Pruitt, whose experiences range from classroom teaching to formulating education policies and programs, wrote Perspectives on Science Education: A Leadership Seminar to launch stimulating professional conversations that will contribute to a deeper understanding of science education in general and educators’ leadership in particular.
“This book is our response to those ready to face the challenges and provide leadership for education reform.”
The book opens with an introduction to challenges, standards, and leadership—themes the authors address throughout the book. After a brief history of science education, Bybee and Pruitt cover current issues such as state standards and district leadership, curriculum programs, professional development, and assessment and accountability. Each chapter also includes an essay from one of the authors on his personal perspective about the topic at hand.
Perspectives on Science Education is written in a conversational style that evokes the spirit of a thought-provoking seminar. The authors explain, “This book is our response to those ready to face the challenges and provide leadership for education reform.”
For additional information or to purchase Perspectives on Science Education: A Leadership Seminar and other books from NSTA Press, visit the NSTA Science Store. To order by phone, call 800-277-5300 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET weekdays. The 404-page book is priced at $44.95 and discount-priced for NSTA members at $35.96. (Stock # PB424X; ISBN # 978-1-941316-30-6)
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