Models of Providing Science Instruction in the Elementary Grades: A Research Agenda to Inform Decision Makers by ProQuest

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									                                Abigail J. Levy, Marian M. Pasquale, Lisa Marco




         Models of Providing Science
    Instruction in the Elementary Grades:
        A Research Agenda to Inform
               Decision Makers
     This article describes the outgrowth of a recently held invitational conference,
     supported by the National Science Foundation, to define, describe, and
     examine existing models for the use of elementary science specialists. The
     authors explore the educational, policy, and financial issues that affect the
     use of science specialists as well as offer a research agenda to assess the
     quality and effectiveness of specialist-managed elementary science programs
     to ensure that students experience high-quality science teaching.

            Introduction                  National Science Foundation to define,        The goals of the conference
   For the past several decades, the      describe, and examine existing models      were to: describe existing and past
Center for Science Education (CSE)        for the use of elementary science          science-specialist p
								
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