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Assessing Schools for Generation R (Responsibility)

A Guide for Legislation and School Policy in Science Education

Mueller, Michael P., Tippins, Deborah J., Stewart, Arthur J. (Eds.)

2014, XXI, 449 p. 101 illus.

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  • Cutting-edge in the discussion on newly envisioned indicators of school achievement
  • Informs funding strategies and school policy for a citizenry of responsibility
  • Represents diverse perspectives from top experts in the fields of science and environmental education, ecology, experiential education, educational philosophy, policy and history

Today’s youth will face global environmental changes, as well as complex personal and social challenges.  To address these issues  this collection of essays provides vital insights on how science education can be designed to better engage students and help them solve important problems in the world around them.

Assessing Schools for Generation R (Responsibility) includes theories, research, and practices for envisioning how science and environmental education can promote personal, social, and civic responsibility. It brings together inspiring stories, creative practices, and theoretical work to make the case that science education can be reformed so that students learn to meaningfully apply the concepts they learn in science classes across America and grow into civically engaged citizens. The book calls for a curriculum that equips students with the knowledge, skills, attitudes and values to confront the complex and often ill-defined socioscientific issues of daily life.

The authors are all experienced educators and top experts in the fields of science and environmental education, ecology, experiential education, educational philosophy, policy and history. They examine what has to happen in the domains of teacher preparation and public education to effect a transition of the youth of America.

This exciting, informative, sophisticated and sometimes provocative book will stimulate much debate about the future direction of science education in America, and the rest of the world. It is ideal reading for all school superintendents, deans, faculty, and policymakers looking for a way to implement a curriculum that helps builds students into responsible and engaged citizens.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Generation R - Race to the Top initiatives - achievement test scores - citizen science - civic engagement - civic responsibility - environmental education - environmental justice - environmental literacy - environmental monitoring - experiential learning - informal science education - school achievement - school policy - science education - science literacy - scientific literacy

Related subjects » Education & Language - Science Education

Table of contents 

Chapter 1 Reclaiming Community As We Rethink Assessment By Deborah J. Tippins, Arthur J. Stewart, and Michael P. Mueller.- GENERATION R (RESPONSIBILITY).- Chapter 2 Introducing Generation R By Michael P. Mueller and Rachel A. Luther.- Chapter 3 Civic Responsibility and Science Education By Paul Theobald and John Siskar.- Chapter 4 Critical Civic Literacy and the Limits of Consumer-Based Citizenship By Cori Jakubiak and Michael P. Mueller.- Chapter 5 Fostering Independence: Assessing Student Development By Danielle V. Dennis.- Chapter 6 Assessing for Interdependent Responsibility By Molly Lawrence and Rosalie Romano.- RESPONSIBILITY WITH SCIENTIFIC LITERACY, ENVIRONMENTAL LITERACY AND EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING.- Chapter 7 Thinking (Scientifically) Responsibly: The Cultivation of Character in a Global Science Education Community By Dana L. Zeidler, Marvin W. Berkowitz and Kory Bennett.- Chapter 8 Assessment of Socio-scientific Reasoning: Linking Progressive Aims of Science Education to the Realities of Modern Education By Troy D. Sadler.- Chapter 9 Assessment Across Boundaries: How High-Quality Student Work Demonstrates Achievement, Shapes Practice, and Improves Communities By Alison Rheingold, Jayson Seaman and Ron Berger.- Chapter 10 The View from the Top of the Plateau By Fred N. Finley, Brad Johnson, and Hallie Kamesch.- Chapter 11 Benefits of Elementary Environmental Education By Ryan J. Brock and David T. Crowther.- Chapter 12 Teaching Earth Smarts: Equipping the Next Generation with the Capacity to Adapt By Bryan H. Nichols.- RESPONSIBILITY WITH DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES.- Chapter 13 Digital Technologies and Assessment in the 21st Century Schooling By Jing Lei, Ji Shen and Laurene Johnson.- Chapter 14 New Interoperable Web Tools to Facilitate Decision-making to Support Community Sustainability By Elizabeth R. Smith, Anne C. Neale, C. Richard Ziegler, and Laura E. Jackson.- Chapter 15 Is There an App For That? Connecting Local Knowledge with Scientific Literacy By George E. Glasson.- Chapter 16 Developing Collective Decision-making through Future Learning Environments By Gillian Roehrig, David Groos and S. Selcen Guzey.- Chapter 17 GameWerks Camp: Using Gaming to Foster Learning by Design By Lucas John Jensen, Gregory M. Francom, Deborah J. Tippins and Michael Orey.- Chapter 18 The Power of the Globe and Geospatial Technologies to Empower Teachers and Students in the Digital Age By Rita A. Hagevik.- RESPONSIBILITY WITH DEVELOPING LIFELONG RELATIONSHIPS.- Chapter 19 The Importance of Cultural Studies for Education: For Teachers and Policymakers in America By Barbara J. Thayer-Bacon.- Chapter 20 Culture, Environment, and Education in the Anthropocene By David A. Greenwood.- Chapter 21 Science Education in and for Turbulent Times By Kenneth Tobin.- Chapter 22 Free Choice Science Learning and Generation R By Lynn Dierking.- Chapter 23 Educating for Scientific Literacy, Citizenship, and Sustainability: Learning from Native Hawaiian Perspectives By Pauline W.U. Chinn.- Chapter 24 From Local Observations to Global Relationships By Xavier Fazio and Doug Karrow.- Chapter 25 Our Shared Forests—Ecuador and Southeast US Migratory Bird Partnership By Anne M. Shenk.- RESPONSIBILITY WITH DECISIONS, POLICYMAKING, AND LEGISLATION.- Chapter 26 Frankenstein, Monsters, and Science Education: The Need for Broad-based Educational Policy By Bradley D. Rowe.- Chapter 27 School Policy in Science Education By George E. DeBoer.- Chapter 28 Some Challenges in Planning Educational Programs for Generation R By J Myron Atkin.- Chapter 29 Re-imaging the Goals of Science Education: What Role Should Assessment Play? By Maria Rivera-Maulucci.

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