Contemporary Trends and Issues in Science Education

Assessing Schools for Generation R (Responsibility)

A Guide for Legislation and School Policy in Science Education

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

  • 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
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About this book

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.

Reviews

“…  a new type of teacher, and a new type of framework governing public education. An outstanding and much-needed of synthesis of literature on teaching in a new way, “Assessing Schools for Generation R” could produce a new generation of teachers and produce a real ferment in the way we teach science if the recommendations are followed by those who govern and plan education and those who prepare and evaluate teachers.”

Indira Nair, Professor and Vice Provost for Education Emeritus, Carnegie Mellon University

“How will the next generation develop both the wherewithal to dream of a sustainable future and the intellectual capacity to achieve it? This edited volume brings together inspiring stories, creative practices, and theoretical work to make the case that science education can be reformed to help students develop affectively and intellectually in order to grow into civically engaged citizens.” 

Caren Cooper, Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Cornell University

“The rewards and challenges of science education that is grounded in authentic learning and designed to promote personal, social, and civic responsibility are at the heart of this important collection of essays.. Assessing Schools for Generation R is essential reading for all educators who care about the future.”

Nancy Tuana, Department of Philosophy, Penn State University

“The rewards and challenges of science education that is grounded in authentic learning and designed to promote personal, social, and civic responsibility are at the heart of this important collection of essays.. Assessing Schools for Generation R is essential reading for all educators who care about the future.”

Nancy Tuana, Department of Philosophy, Penn State University

“How will the next generation develop both the wherewithal to dream of a sustainable future and the intellectual capacity to achieve it? This edited volume brings together inspiring stories, creative practices, and theoretical work to make the case that science education can be reformed to help students develop affectively and intellectually in order to grow into civically engaged citizens.” 

Caren Cooper, Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Cornell University

“The rewards and challenges of science education that is grounded in authentic learning and designed to promote personal, social, and civic responsibility are at the heart of this important collection of essays.. Assessing Schools for Generation R is essential reading for all educators who care about the future.”

Nancy Tuana, Department of Philosophy, Penn State University

“The rewards and challenges of science education that is grounded in authentic learning and designed to promote personal, social, and civic responsibility are at the heart of this important collection of essays.. Assessing Schools for Generation R is essential reading for all educators who care about the future.”

Nancy Tuana, Department of Philosophy, Penn State University

“How will the next generation develop both the wherewithal to dream of a sustainable future and the intellectual capacity to achieve it? This edited volume brings together inspiring stories, creative practices, and theoretical work to make the case that science education can be reformed to help students develop affectively and intellectually in order to grow into civically engaged citizens.” 

Caren Cooper, Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Cornell University

“The rewards and challenges of science education that is grounded in authentic learning and designed to promote personal, social, and civic responsibility are at the heart of this important collection of essays.. Assessing Schools for Generation R is essential reading for all educators who care about the future.”

Nancy Tuana, Department of Philosophy, Penn State University

“The rewards and challenges of science education that is grounded in authentic learning and designed to promote personal, social, and civic responsibility are at the heart of this important collection of essays.. Assessing Schools for Generation R is essential reading for all educators who care about the future.”

Nancy Tuana, Department of Philosophy, Penn State University

“The rewards and challenges of science education that is grounded in authentic learning and designed to promote personal, social, and civic responsibility are at the heart of this important collection of essays.. Assessing Schools for Generation R is essential reading for all educators who care about the future.”

Nancy Tuana, Department of Philosophy, Penn State University


Table of contents (29 chapters)

  • Reclaiming Community As We Rethink Assessment

    Tippins, Deborah J. (et al.)

    Pages 1-7

  • Introducing Generation R

    Mueller, Michael P. (et al.)

    Pages 11-24

  • Civic Responsibility and Science Education

    Theobald, Paul (et al.)

    Pages 25-34

  • Critical Civic Literacy and the Limits of Consumer-Based Citizenship

    Jakubiak, Cori (et al.)

    Pages 35-51

  • Fostering Independence: Assessing Student Development

    Dennis, Danielle V.

    Pages 53-61

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Assessing Schools for Generation R (Responsibility)
Book Subtitle
A Guide for Legislation and School Policy in Science Education
Editors
  • Michael P. Mueller
  • Deborah J. Tippins
  • Arthur J. Stewart
Series Title
Contemporary Trends and Issues in Science Education
Series Volume
41
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-2748-9
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-2748-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-2747-2
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9402-3
Series ISSN
1878-0482
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 449
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