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Science Sense: New Tufts Program


An article about the Fulcrum Institute in the Tufts Education Dept. newsletter.

"A lot of
the visible outcomes of the institute have to do with, at least as far
as the university is concerned, changing the way Tufts thinks of
preparing elementary and middle school teachers in the area of science,
and to present something of a model of how other schools or
departments of education might do the same sort of thing. Part of
the reason this is important is that normally science is not something
that teachers are trained in and explicitly prepared to teach
unless they are teaching at the secondary level.What we are trying
to do is a departure from normal practice."