American Association for the Advancement of Science. Project
2061: Benchmarks for Science Literacy. New York, NY: Oxford University
Press, 1993. Project 2061 has been working since 1985 to produce a set of
tools that will help reform education in science, mathematics, and technology,
including both the design of local curriculum and the educational system
in which curriculum unfolds. Benchmarks specifies how students should progress
toward science literacy, recom- mending what they should know and be able
to do by the time they reach certain grade levels. (3)
Biological Sciences Curriculum Study. Basic Genetics:
A Human Approach. Dubuque IA: Kendall Hunt Publishing Company, 1991.
_________. Mapping and Sequencing The Human Genome: Science, Ethics
and Public Policy. Colorado Springs, CO: BSCS and American Medical Association,
1992. Addresses ethical issues and explains the Human Genome Project. (3)
_________. Developing Biological Literacy: A Guide to Developing Secondary
and Post Secondary Biology Curricula. Colorado Springs, CO:: BSCS, 1993.
Useful guide for changing biology curricula and integration of the various
topics and ideas from the Winding Your Way Through DNA" symposium into
biology courses. (3)
Cornell Institute for Biology Teachers. DNA Profiling
in the Courtroom. Ithaca, NY: Cornell Institute for Biology Teachers,
Cornell University, 1993. Lessons for presenting DNA fingerprinting. (3)
Dawson, Douglas, Hill, Stacey and Rulfs, Jill, eds.
Bi o tech nol o gy: The Technology of Life. Worcester, MA: Massachusetts
Biotechnology Research Institute, 1992. A resource book of lesson plans
and activities for K-12 teachers, developed by the Massachusetts Biotechnology
Research Institute in collaboration with the Worcester Polytechnic Institute
and The New England Science Center. (3)
Jennings, Bruce, et al. New Choices, New Responsibilities:
Ethical Issues In the Life Sciences. Briarcliffe Manor, NY: The Hastings
Center, 1990. A teaching resource on bioethics of high school biology courses.
Kieffer, George H. Biotechnology, Genetic Engineering
and Society Monograph Series: III. National Association of Biology Teachers,
1987. This monograph provides a very accessible background to topics listed
in its title. (3,4)
National Association of Biology Teachers and North Carolina Biotechnology
Center A Sourcebook of Biotechnology Activities. Reston,
VA: National Association of Biology Teachers, 1990. (3)
National Research Council. High- School Biology Today
and Tomorrow. Washington, DC: National Academy Press, 1989. Includes
a collection of articles about current issues in biology education. (1,
_________. Mapping and Sequencing the Human Genome. Washington,
DC: National Academy Press, 1992. (2-3)
_________. National Science Education Standards: An Enhanced Sampler.
Washington, DC: National Research Council. February 1993. A working
paper of the National Committee on Science Education Standards and Assessment.
(1, 3) Reforms in Science Education, K-12. School of Education Review:
Special Issue. San Francisco, CA: San Francisco State University, Spring
1993. Includes a number of useful articles on incorporating biotechnology
in the curriculum. (3-4)
Speaker, Susan L. and Lindee, M. Susan, with Hanson, Elizabeth.
A Guide to the Human Genome Project: Technologies, People, and
Institutions. Philadelphia, PA: Chemical Heritage Foundation, 1993.
A publication of the Biomolecular Sciences Initiative of the Beckman Center
for the History of Chemistry. (3-4)