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Models of Providing Science Instruction in the Elementary Grades: A Research Agenda to Inform Decision Makers


"This article describes the outgrowth of a recently held invitational conference, supported by the National Science Foundation, to define, describe, and examine existing models for the use of elementary science specialists. The authors explore the educational, policy, and financial issues that affect the use of science specialists as well as offer a research agenda to assess the quality and effectiveness of specialist-managed elementary science programs to ensure that students experience high-quality science teaching."