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By Helen Quinn,Heidi Schweingruber,Thomas Keller,Committee on Conceptual Framework for the New K-12 Science Education Standards,National Research Council

Science, engineering, and expertise permeate approximately each side of contemporary existence and carry the major to fixing a lot of humanity's such a lot urgent present and destiny demanding situations. the us' place within the international economic climate is declining, partially simply because U.S. employees lack primary wisdom in those fields. to handle the severe problems with U.S. competitiveness and to higher arrange the workforce, A Framework for K-12 technological know-how Education proposes a brand new method of K-12 technology schooling that might seize scholars' curiosity and supply them with the required foundational wisdom within the field.

A Framework for K-12 technological know-how Education outlines a extensive set of expectancies for college kids in technology and engineering in grades K-12. those expectancies will tell the advance of recent criteria for K-12 technology schooling and, as a result, revisions to curriculum, guideline, evaluate, improvement for educators. This e-book identifies 3 dimensions that express the center principles and practices round which technological know-how and engineering schooling in those grades could be outfitted. those 3 dimensions are: crosscutting recommendations that unify the learn of technology via their universal software throughout technology and engineering; medical and engineering practices; and disciplinary center rules within the actual sciences, existence sciences, and earth and area sciences and for engineering, expertise, and the functions of technology. The overarching objective is for all highschool graduates to have enough wisdom of technology and engineering to interact in public discussions on science-related concerns, be cautious shoppers of medical and technical details, and input the careers in their choice.

A Framework for K-12 technology Education is step one in a technique that could tell state-level judgements and accomplish a research-grounded foundation for making improvements to technological know-how guide and studying around the nation. The publication will consultant criteria builders, academics, curriculum designers, evaluate builders, nation and district technology directors, and educators who train technological know-how in casual environments.

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