Archive for April, 2002

Science Instruction in Oregon and Washington

April 1, 2002

A RECENT REPORT INDICATES THAT SCIENCE INSTRUCTION IN CALIFORNIA IS WOEFULLY INADEQUATE
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I am sorry to report that in the dozens of Oregon schools I have visited in the past four years, the actual teaching of science in grades K-5 is not a lot different from that reported in California. Grades K-2 rarely reported any regular science instruction at all. The norm in grades 3-5 was two 1/2-hour sessions per week (alternating with social studies). The nature of the curriculum was almost universally fact-oriented content while instruction was primarily reading from texts.
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