ERIC Number: ED221356
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-May-21
Reference Count: 0
Proceedings of the Symposium on the Effects on Technology of a Vanishing Species: Mathematics and Science Teachers.
State Univ. of New York, Albany. School of Education.
The symposium whose proceedings are included in this document was designed to inform diverse segments of society of the catastrophic decline in the supply of mathematics and science teachers. It was also seen as a first step in a continuing dialogue among educators, legislators, and corporate executives in New York State. The symposium was, thus, structured as a "lighthouse" endeavor focusing on sensitizing the non-education community, in particular, high-technology industry, to a situation which will have enormous, deleterious effects on their ability to expand, to modernize, and to reap the rewards of technological advancement. Issues/topics discussed include: (1) myths about the mathematics/science teacher shortage (pay teachers more and shortage will disappear, retraining is the answer, talented people will be unaffected by inadequate/inappropriate instruction in foundation courses of science and mathematics); (2) data on the extent of the shortage; and (3) Regent's initiatives, including a proposal of a joint business/industry/education effort to enable capable high school students to enroll in collegiate programs preparing them for teaching in elementary/secondary schools for 3 years and then to enter positions in business and industry. Twenty recommendations from three working groups are also reported. (Author/JN)
Descriptors: Cooperative Programs, Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Industry, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Teachers, School Business Relationship, Science Education, Science Teachers, Secondary School Mathematics, Secondary School Science, Teacher Education, Teacher Recruitment, Teacher Shortage
The Institute for School Development, State University of New York at Albany, 135 Western Avenue, Husted 211, Albany, NY, 12222 ($3.50).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Albany. School of Education.
Identifiers: New York