NSTA Announces the Seventh Volume in Robert Yager's Exemplary Science Series

Oct 12, 2010, 10:00 ET from National Science Teachers Association

ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Exemplary Science for Resolving Societal Challenges, seventh in the Exemplary Science series, enriches classroom learning by connecting contemporary issues facing our society with science instruction. Editor Robert Yager and his team of coauthors offer diverse case study examples of research-based, proven strategies to assist preK–college educators as they strive to help students embrace curiosity, invention, and inquiry while also reinvigorating their classrooms.

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Yager advises educators to examine the National Science Education Standards (NSES) goals for school science prior to framing a curriculum, choosing instructional materials, or selecting instruments to assess student performance. This monograph illustrates the importance of students' abilities to use appropriate scientific processes and principles in making personal decisions (Goal 2) and their need to engage intelligently in public discourse and debate about matters of scientific and technological concerns (Goal 3). The essays offer new techniques for meeting the NSES that are unique to mainline curricula and science textbooks.

This book's resources, ideas, and case studies invite science education faculties to begin substantive discussions on how to improve classroom science instruction through the exploration of societal challenges and, in the process, move them toward exemplary science instruction.

About the Author                                                

Robert E. Yager has been a professor of science education at the University of Iowa since 1956. He was an active contributor in the development of the National Science Education Standards, and he is a former NSTA president.

You can browse sample pages of this new book free at the NSTA Science Store website at www.nsta.org/store.

For additional information or to purchase Exemplary Science for Resolving Societal Challenges, and other books from NSTA Press, visit the NSTA Science Store at www.nsta.org/store. To order by phone, call 800-277-5300 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET weekdays. Outside the United States and Canada, call 301-638-0200. The 265-page book is priced at $25.95 and discount-priced for NSTA members at $20.76. (Stock # PB192X7, ISBN # 978-1-936137-12-1)

The Arlington, Va.-based National Science Teachers Association is the largest professional organization in the world promoting excellence and innovation in science teaching and learning for all. NSTA's current membership includes more than 50,000 science teachers, science supervisors, administrators, scientists, business and industry representatives, and others involved in science education.

NSTA Press produces 15–25 new books each year. Focused on the preK–college market and specifically aimed at teachers of science, NSTA Press titles offer a unique blend of accurate scientific content and sound teaching strategies.

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