Saturday, May 1, 2010

Re: NCLB Worries Scientists

Some blog followers may be interested in a recent post of the above title [Hake (2010)]. The abstract reads:


ABSTRACT: Michael Martin, in an EDDRA2 post titled "NCLB Worries Scientists" wrote (paraphrasing): "The 23 April 2010 issue of 'Science' contains a special section 'Science, Language, and Literacy' , wherein it becomes clear that the current emphasis on achievement testing in the United States is crippling science and other subjects. . . . The editorial by Bruce Alberts laments that the very idea of science has become a subject 'where students memorize facts about the natural world and, if they are lucky, perform an experiment or two.'" As an adjunct to Michael's valuable post, I reference the literacy-related articles in Science's special issue, and quote their abstracts or summaries, modestly omitting mention of my own 2005 article "Will the No Child Left Behind Act Promote Direct Instruction of Science?" .


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Richard Hake, Emeritus Professor of Physics, Indiana University

Honorary Member, Curmudgeon Lodge of Deventer, The Netherlands

President, PEdants for Definitive Academic References which Recognize the Invention of the Internet (PEDARRII)

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Hake, R.R. 2010. "Re: NCLB Worries Scientists," online on the OPEN! AERA-L archives at . Post of 1 May 2010 11:59:06-0700 to AERA-L and Net-Gold. The abstract and the link to the complete post are being transmitted to various discussion lists.

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