Opening Conversations: An Educators Guide To Communicating in a Changing World.Report as inadecuate

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This document was produced through a partnership among business, education, and state government pursuing statewide improvement in the teaching and learning of K-12 mathematics and science through the implementation of national standards for science and mathematics and the Minnesota Graduation Standards. Opening Conversations is one public awareness effort that results from discussions with teachers that have participated in a professional development experience that focuses on inquiry learning and problem solving. The goal of this publication is to provide some tools of communication that educators can use as they attempt to inspire and convince others of the need to reform science and mathematics education. Topics considered in detail include the nature of conversation in context, inquiry communication in action, conversation points to use as springboards for discussion, communication tools, and a list of resources on a variety of educational topics. (DDR)

Descriptors: Communication Skills, Educational Change, Futures (of Society), Graduation Requirements, Partnerships in Education, School Community Relationship, Secondary Education, Social Action, Standards

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Author: Council on Social Work Education, Alexandria, VA.


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