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... The scientific and education communities have labored to reach agreement on what students should understand and be able to do, how students should be taught, and means for assessing students' understandings, abilities, and dispositions in science. The Standards took an insightful and innovative step by suggesting that the responsibility for improving scientific literacy extends beyond those in classrooms and schools to the entire educational system.
From page 244...
... With distributed leadership and coordinated changes in practice among all who have responsibility for sci ence education reform, advances in science education can rapidly accumu late and produce recognizable improvement in the scientific literacy of all students and future citizens. Recognizing the challenge these standards present, we encourage s Students to use the Standards to set personal learning goals and experi ence the satisfaction of understanding the natural world; s Teachers of science to use the Standards as the basis for improving science content, teaching, and assessment; 244 E P I L O G U E
From page 245...
... It also is too much to place on the shoulders of any one group. Achieving the high standards out lined for science education requires the combined and continued support of all Americans.
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