Getting Unstuck: Strategies for Escaping the Science Standards Straitjacket

Laursen, Sandra L. (2006) Getting Unstuck: Strategies for Escaping the Science Standards Straitjacket. Astronomy Education Review, 5 (1). ISSN 15391515


Download (52kB) | Preview
Official URL:


In their well-intended efforts to provide schools with K-12 science curricula related to scientific research, space science education and public outreach (EPO) providers who work with K-12 education sometimes view national and state science standards as constraints to be circumvented. In this article, I call for a broader view of the science standards and discuss how EPO providers can support the goals that the standards articulate. Several strategies are proposed to escape this “standards straitjacket:” focusing on inquiry, promoting effective teaching, making connections to other science fields, developing partnerships with experts, and broadening the EPO audience beyond the K-12 schools.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Astronomy Education Research
Depositing User: Mr Saeed Salimpour
Date Deposited: 25 Aug 2017 04:55
Last Modified: 19 Aug 2018 09:25

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item