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In a new NSTA survey, teachers listed the barriers they expect to encounter in implementing national science standards. Following are the problems teachers expect and the percent choosing each item as their top expected barrier to standards.

Barrier Percent of Teachers
Time for planning 32
Financial support for professional development 25
Materials, resources, and facilities 22
Classroom management 5
Peer barrier 3
Personal change 3
Administration 2
Community/parent 2

NOTE: Percentages do not add to 100 due to rounding.

SOURCE: The National Science Teachers Association.

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"Pathways to the Science Standards" (order # PB126X) is available for $18.95. Copies of the Scope, Sequence, and Coordination book, "A Framework for High School Science Education," (order # pb132x) are $14.95. Both are available by calling the NSTA publication line at (800) 722-6782.

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