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Teaching Science in the 21st Century

reviewed by J. Reid Schwebach - November 28, 2006

coverTitle: Teaching Science in the 21st Century
Author(s): Jack Rhoton and Patricia Shane (Eds.)
Publisher: National Science Teachers Association, Arlington
ISBN: 0873552695 , Pages: 351, Year: 2006
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This comprehensive and broadly applicable book has been written at a time when there is a renewed national sense of urgency to improve science and math education. It provides background perspectives and practical information for the reform of science teaching, and it does so through an engaging, well-organized, and clearly written set of essays. The editors, Jack Rhoton and Patricia Shane, have framed the volume around the need for improved science education leadershipa topic that is infrequently discussed. This focus is likely to stimulate improved science educational outcomes. Both editors have been involved in the leadership of the National Science Education Leadership Institute (NSELA), and the book includes a plentitude of outstanding science educators as contributing authors. The volume is divided into five sections. Part I, Within the Science Classroom, explores general principles for science education and provides a foundation for the later sections. The central message of Karen E. Irvings chapter, The... (preview truncated at 150 words.)

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: November 28, 2006
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 12857, Date Accessed: 9/25/2021 5:03:41 PM

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  • J. Reid Schwebach
    The Beacon School
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    J. REID SCHWEBACH, Ph.D., Ed.M., is a microbiologist and immunologist, a NYC public high school science teacher, a principal intern, and an education researcher. He currently teaches chemistry and senior project-based science research at the Beacon School, a NYC public high school. Reid is also interested in high school student publication opportunities and has been supported by the Student Press Initiative at Teachers College. He is the founding editor of the student publication Beacon Science, and is currently preparing volume 4 with his students. Recent publications include “Value of specific MRI features in the evaluation of suspected placental invasion” Magnetic Resonance Imaging (in press); “Interviews of scientists educated in the late 1960s, 1970s and 1980s: Secondary science education in permanent member countries of the UN Security Council” The Einstein Quarterly Journal of Biology and Medicine (in press); and “What is ‘Senioritis’ in a portfolio based high school?” Teachers Network Leadership Institute (2006).
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