High Hopes – Few Opportunities: The Status of Science Education in California summarizes new and extensive research examining the status of science education in the state’s classrooms and schools. The research was conducted in support of Strengthening Science Education in California, a research, policy and communications initiative that brings together educators, researchers, and others to examine the status of science teaching and learning and to develop recommendations for improving science education in California. Partners in this initiative include the Center for the Future of Teaching and Learning at WestEd, the University of California, Berkeley’s Lawrence Hall of Science, SRI International, Belden Russonello & Stewart, Stone’s Throw Communications and Inverness Research.

Suggested Citation:
Dorph, R., Shields, P., Tiffany-Morales, J., Hartry, A., McCaffrey, T. (2011). High hopes– few opportunities: The status of elementary science education in California. Sacramento, CA: The Center for the Future of Teaching and Learning at WestEd.

Year: 2011

Pages: 76


  • Elementary Science Education

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