|Portion of title
||Workshop summary to the Chemical Sciences Roundtable
||Cover -- Preface -- Acknowledgment of Reviewers -- Contents -- 1 Overview -- 2 Science and Science Education in the United States -- 3 The High School Chemistry Teacher: Status and Outlook -- 4 Initiatives by Federal Agencies -- 5 Exemplary Programs -- 6 Activities by Nonprofit and For-Profit Organizations -- 7 Future Actions -- Appendixes -- Appendix A: Workshop Agenda -- Appendix B: Biographies -- Appendix C: Poster Abstracts -- Appendix D: Workshop Attendees -- Appendix E: Origin of and Information on the Chemical Sciences Roundtable.
||The workshop brought together representatives of government, industry, academia, scientific societies, and foundations who are involved in organizing, funding, and delivering in-service outreach programs for high school chemistry teachers. The goal of the workshop was to explore how high school chemistry education could be improved through teacher outreach programs, with a particular emphasis on assessments of program effectiveness. The workshop sought programs that could improve the chemistry education of all students, not just those pursing a career in science. To this end, presentations at the workshop covered the current status of high school chemistry education; provided examples of public and private outreach programs; and explored how to evaluate whether current outreach programs are meeting the needs of chemistry teachers and students. The workshop did not attempt to address the many other issues related to high school chemistry education, including pre-service teacher training, national standards, teacher compensation, and teacher shortages.
|Bibliography note||Includes bibliographical references.|
|Issued in other form||Print version: Olson, Steve, 1956- Strengthening high school chemistry education through teacher outreach programs. Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, ©2009 9780309128599 0309128595|
|ISBN||9780309128605 (electronic bk.)|
|ISBN||0309128609 (electronic bk.)|