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Systemic Reform in Science Education from a Superintendent's Perspective

published: May 2001
posted to site: 06/07/2001

by Mike Klentschy

We would like to direct your attention to an article published by Mike Klentschy in the May 2001 issue of the CSP Connection.

In this article Dr. Klentschy writes, "Superintendents must take an active role in becoming advocates for science education. This advocacy position should be based on the understanding that reading and mathematics performance will only imporve so much by just doing more reading and mathematics. A growing body of evidence suggests that a coherent program of contextual instruction in science actually has a spillover effect that also provides a contextual learning experience for English language development, and improvement in writing and mathematics. The same body of evidence also suggests that there is a link between hands-on or experiential learning and the improvement of reading comprehension."

Use this link to download this article from the May 2001 issue of the CSP Connection.