National Science Teachers Association Recommends Book by School’s Director of Sacramento Area Science Project
Success in Science through Dialogue, Reading and Writing
by Arthur Beauchamp, Judi Kusnick, Rick McCallum
A new book on the use of literacy to teach science, co-authored by Sacramento Area Science Project director Arthur Beauchamp, has been recommended by the National Science Teachers Association.
“This book offers an innovative framework to meet the new national standards while involving disengaged students in comprehending science texts and developing their proficiency in science. . . . For those that say, ‘Wait a minute, I’m not an English teacher,’ Success in Science is an understandable and well–written support.” Read the full review here.
Only one in five submissions meet their standards for recommending on the NSTA Recommends portion of the national website.
Arthur Beauchamp has been the Director of the Sacramento Area Science Project with UC Davis School of Education, REEd Center since January 2000. In addition to his work in science literacy and development of the Science Literacy Framework, Arthur’s areas of interest include the implementation of model-based reasoning in secondary science instruction, lesson study as a professional growth tool and the use of science notebooks in teaching and learning. Until 2005, Arthur was a high school science teacher in urban and suburban settings for over 20 years. He was honored with the 2012 California Exemplary Science Educator award.
California Teaching Credential, California State University, Sacramento, 1984
M.S., Science/Biology, California State University, San Diego, 1983
B.A., English Literature/Biological Sciences, University of the Pacific
Beauchamp, A., Kusnick, J., & McCallum, R. (2011) Success in science through dialogue, reading and writing. Davis, CA: The Regents of the University of California, Davis.