Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Climate Change and the New Draft Frameworks for Science Education (and your chance to comment)
The National Science Education Standards were published in 1996 -- almost 15 years ago. Earlier this month, the National Research Council released the Preliminary Public Draft of a Conceptual Framework for New Science Education Standards. In the 1996 Standards, climate change was given the short shrift. This draft gives considerably more attention to climate change, and why it is important to understand it (and especially humanity's role). There is an opportunity for public input, but, for this draft only until August 2, 2010. So, I'll invite you to take a look there and spend your time reading and commenting on that document rather than anything I might say at the moment.