National Science Foundation
Horizon Research, Inc. (HRI), in partnership with the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), the National Science Education Leadership Association (NSELA), and the Council of State Science Supervisors (CSSS), is conducting a studying to address the following questions:
- What do K–12 science teachers know about Ebola?
- Where do K–12 science teachers get their information about Ebola and other emerging and urgent science-related issues, and what types of resources do they find most useful?
- How do teachers adapt their teaching when science-related issues like Ebola emerge, whether the issue is part of their curriculum or not?
- What policies do school districts and states have in place that shape teachers’ response when such issues emerge?
HRI leads the study, developing and administering surveys and interviews for K–12 science teachers, district science supervisors, and state science supervisors to answer the research questions, with the help of CSSS, NSELA, and NSTA.