Proposed K-12 science education standards omit psychological science

The National Academy of Sciences’ Board on Science Education is collecting comments on its proposed Conceptual Framework for New Science Education Standards
The National Academy of Sciences’ Board on Science Education is collecting comments on its proposed Conceptual Framework for New Science Education Standards until Monday, August 2. Of particular concern to APA is the absence of behavioral and social sciences, including psychological science, from any of the framework’s “core ideas” of science. Rather, the committee sought to identify and articulate the core ideas in science in the disciplines of life sciences, physical sciences, earth and space sciences, and engineering and technology, cross-cutting ideas and scientific practices. As the framework will be used by organizations and states to develop guidelines for the next generation of science education standards, APA is requesting the framework be revised to reflect the inclusion of core ideas of psychological science within the life sciences in the current framework and is joining with the broader scientific community to request fuller inclusion of the behavioral and social sciences. We encourage you to review the report and respond to the survey to submit your comments.