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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 aspect of recent existence and carry the main to fixing lots of humanity's such a lot urgent present and destiny demanding situations. the USA' place within the international economic system is declining, partially simply because U.S. employees lack basic wisdom in those fields. to deal with the serious problems with U.S. competitiveness and to higher organize the workforce, A Framework for K-12 technology Education proposes a brand new method of K-12 technology schooling that might trap scholars' curiosity and supply them with the required foundational wisdom within the field.

A Framework for K-12 technological know-how Education outlines a large set of expectancies for college students in technological know-how and engineering in grades K-12. those expectancies will tell the advance of latest criteria for K-12 technology schooling and, for that reason, revisions to curriculum, guide, evaluation, improvement for educators. This publication identifies 3 dimensions that express the middle rules and practices round which technological know-how and engineering schooling in those grades will be outfitted. those 3 dimensions are: crosscutting thoughts that unify the examine of technological know-how via their universal software throughout technology and engineering; clinical and engineering practices; and disciplinary middle rules within the actual sciences, existence sciences, and earth and area sciences and for engineering, know-how, and the functions of technological know-how. The overarching aim is for all highschool graduates to have enough wisdom of technological know-how and engineering to have interaction in public discussions on science-related concerns, be cautious shoppers of clinical and technical details, and input the careers in their choice.

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

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