videos, and software)? (See Worksheet 5 on page 119 in the back of this chapter.)

  1. Does the teacher's guide contain suggestions for effectively managing materials?

  2. Do the instructional materials call for equipment, supplies, and technology that teachers may not have?

  3. Do the instructional materials identify safety issues and provide adequate precautions?

  4. Is the cost for materials and replacements reasonable? Are there special requirements?  



Rodger Bybee. 1997. Achieving Scientific Literacy: From Purposes to Practices. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann. Rodger Bybee, 1996. National Standards and the Science Curriculum. Dubuque, IA: Kendall/Hunt Publishing Co.


N. M. Lambert and B. L. McCombs. 1998. How Students Learn: Reforming Schools Through Learner-Centered Education. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.


National Research Council. 1996. National Science Education Standards. Washington, DC: National Academy Press, p. 22.


M.G. Fullan and S. Stiegelbauer. 1991. The New Meaning of Educational Change, 2nd ed. New York: Teachers College Press, Columbia University.

G.E. Hall and S.M. Hord. 1987. Change in Schools: Facilitating the Process. Albany: State University of New York Press.

S. Loucks-Horsley and S. Stiegelbauer. 1991. Using Knowledge of Change to Guide Staff Development. In Staff Development for Education in the 90s: New Demands, New Realities, New Perspectives. A. Lieberman and L. Miller, eds. New York: Teachers College Press, Columbia University.


See National Science Education Standards, p. 158.


See National Science Education Standards, pp. 55-73.

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