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Assessing Schools for Generation R (Responsibility)

A Guide for Legislation and School Policy in Science Education

  • Michael P. Mueller
  • Deborah J. Tippins
  • Arthur J. Stewart
  • Cutting-edge in the discussion on newly envisioned indicators of school achievement

  • Informs funding strategies and school policy for a citizenry of responsibility

  • Represents diverse perspectives from top experts in the fields of science and environmental education, ecology, experiential education, educational philosophy, policy and history

Book

Part of the Contemporary Trends and Issues in Science Education book series (CTISE, volume 41)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Deborah J. Tippins, Arthur J. Stewart, Michael P. Mueller
    Pages 1-7
  3. Generation R (Responsibility)

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Michael P. Mueller, Rachel A. Luther
      Pages 11-24
    3. Paul Theobald, John Siskar
      Pages 25-34
    4. Cori Jakubiak, Michael P. Mueller
      Pages 35-51
    5. Molly Ware, Rosalie Romano
      Pages 63-80
  4. Responsibility with Scientific Literacy, Environmental Literacy and Experiential Learning

  5. Responsibility with Digital Technologies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 183-183
    2. Jing Lei, Ji Shen, Laurene Johnson
      Pages 185-200
    3. Elizabeth R. Smith, Anne C. Neale, C. Richard Ziegler, Laura E. Jackson
      Pages 201-214
    4. Gillian H. Roehrig, David Groos, S. Selcen Guzey
      Pages 227-242

About this book

Introduction

Today’s youth will face global environmental changes, as well as complex personal and social challenges.  To address these issues  this collection of essays provides vital insights on how science education can be designed to better engage students and help them solve important problems in the world around them.

Assessing Schools for Generation R (Responsibility) includes theories, research, and practices for envisioning how science and environmental education can promote personal, social, and civic responsibility. It brings together inspiring stories, creative practices, and theoretical work to make the case that science education can be reformed so that students learn to meaningfully apply the concepts they learn in science classes across America and grow into civically engaged citizens. The book calls for a curriculum that equips students with the knowledge, skills, attitudes and values to confront the complex and often ill-defined socioscientific issues of daily life.

The authors are all experienced educators and top experts in the fields of science and environmental education, ecology, experiential education, educational philosophy, policy and history. They examine what has to happen in the domains of teacher preparation and public education to effect a transition of the youth of America.

This exciting, informative, sophisticated and sometimes provocative book will stimulate much debate about the future direction of science education in America, and the rest of the world. It is ideal reading for all school superintendents, deans, faculty, and policymakers looking for a way to implement a curriculum that helps builds students into responsible and engaged citizens.

Keywords

Generation R Race to the Top initiatives achievement test scores citizen science civic engagement civic responsibility environmental education environmental justice environmental literacy environmental monitoring experiential learning informal science education school achievement school policy science education science literacy scientific literacy

Editors and affiliations

  • Michael P. Mueller
    • 1
  • Deborah J. Tippins
    • 2
  • Arthur J. Stewart
    • 3
  1. 1.College of EducationUniversity of Alaska AnchorageAnchorageUSA
  2. 2.Dept. Mathematics & Science EducationUniversity of GeorgiaAthensUSA
  3. 3.Oak Ridge Associated UniversitiesOak RidgeUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Assessing Schools for Generation R (Responsibility)
  • Book Subtitle A Guide for Legislation and School Policy in Science Education
  • Editors Michael P. Mueller
    Deborah J. Tippins
    Arthur J. Stewart
  • Series Title Contemporary Trends and Issues in Science Education
  • Series Abbreviated Title Cont.Trends,Iss.Sci.Educ.
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-2748-9
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law Education (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-94-007-2747-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-94-007-9402-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-007-2748-9
  • Series ISSN 1878-0482
  • Series E-ISSN 1878-0784
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXI, 449
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Science Education
    Environmental Law/Policy/Ecojustice
    Educational Policy and Politics
  • Buy this book on publisher's site

Reviews

“…  a new type of teacher, and a new type of framework governing public education. An outstanding and much-needed of synthesis of literature on teaching in a new way, “Assessing Schools for Generation R” could produce a new generation of teachers and produce a real ferment in the way we teach science if the recommendations are followed by those who govern and plan education and those who prepare and evaluate teachers.”

Indira Nair, Professor and Vice Provost for Education Emeritus, Carnegie Mellon University

“How will the next generation develop both the wherewithal to dream of a sustainable future and the intellectual capacity to achieve it? This edited volume brings together inspiring stories, creative practices, and theoretical work to make the case that science education can be reformed to help students develop affectively and intellectually in order to grow into civically engaged citizens.” 

Caren Cooper, Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Cornell University

“The rewards and challenges of science education that is grounded in authentic learning and designed to promote personal, social, and civic responsibility are at the heart of this important collection of essays.. Assessing Schools for Generation R is essential reading for all educators who care about the future.”

Nancy Tuana, Department of Philosophy, Penn State University

“The rewards and challenges of science education that is grounded in authentic learning and designed to promote personal, social, and civic responsibility are at the heart of this important collection of essays.. Assessing Schools for Generation R is essential reading for all educators who care about the future.”

Nancy Tuana, Department of Philosophy, Penn State University

“How will the next generation develop both the wherewithal to dream of a sustainable future and the intellectual capacity to achieve it? This edited volume brings together inspiring stories, creative practices, and theoretical work to make the case that science education can be reformed to help students develop affectively and intellectually in order to grow into civically engaged citizens.” 

Caren Cooper, Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Cornell University

“The rewards and challenges of science education that is grounded in authentic learning and designed to promote personal, social, and civic responsibility are at the heart of this important collection of essays.. Assessing Schools for Generation R is essential reading for all educators who care about the future.”

Nancy Tuana, Department of Philosophy, Penn State University

“The rewards and challenges of science education that is grounded in authentic learning and designed to promote personal, social, and civic responsibility are at the heart of this important collection of essays.. Assessing Schools for Generation R is essential reading for all educators who care about the future.”

Nancy Tuana, Department of Philosophy, Penn State University

“How will the next generation develop both the wherewithal to dream of a sustainable future and the intellectual capacity to achieve it? This edited volume brings together inspiring stories, creative practices, and theoretical work to make the case that science education can be reformed to help students develop affectively and intellectually in order to grow into civically engaged citizens.” 

Caren Cooper, Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Cornell University

“The rewards and challenges of science education that is grounded in authentic learning and designed to promote personal, social, and civic responsibility are at the heart of this important collection of essays.. Assessing Schools for Generation R is essential reading for all educators who care about the future.”

Nancy Tuana, Department of Philosophy, Penn State University

“The rewards and challenges of science education that is grounded in authentic learning and designed to promote personal, social, and civic responsibility are at the heart of this important collection of essays.. Assessing Schools for Generation R is essential reading for all educators who care about the future.”

Nancy Tuana, Department of Philosophy, Penn State University

“The rewards and challenges of science education that is grounded in authentic learning and designed to promote personal, social, and civic responsibility are at the heart of this important collection of essays.. Assessing Schools for Generation R is essential reading for all educators who care about the future.”

Nancy Tuana, Department of Philosophy, Penn State University