ERIC Number: ED229278
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-May-7
Reference Count: 0
Secondary Math and Science Education. Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Science, Research and Technology of the Committee on Science and Technology. House of Representatives, Ninety-Seventh Congress, Second Session (Norman, Oklahoma).
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Science and Technology.
A field hearing on secondary science and mathematics (S/M) education focused on the growing problem of scientific and technical literacy and on scientific mathematics and science education problems in Oklahoma. Testimony presented at, discussions held during, and documentation related to the hearing are provided. Issues addressed included S/M teacher shortages, declining S/M achievement scores and enrollment in these areas, pre/in-service teacher education, results of the decline in scientific/technological literacy, and possible recommendations for resolving the problem (including government role). Speakers included Richard S. Nicholson, F. James Rutherford, Joseph Lipson, Eugene V. Smith, Donald Kellogg, Joseph R. Weaver, Harold Huneke, and Douglas B. Aichele. Supporting documentation (in appendices) includes a questionnaire related to a survey of mathematics education in Oklahoma and testimony of two classroom teachers; Harold D. Taylor (presented to the National Commission on Excellence in Education) and Sara E. Klein (president, National Science Teachers Association). (JN)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Improvement, Educational Quality, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrollment Trends, Federal Legislation, Government Role, Hearings, Higher Education, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction, Science Education, Science Instruction, Scientific Literacy, State Legislation, Teacher Education, Teacher Shortage, Technological Literacy
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Science and Technology.
Identifiers: Congress 97th; Oklahoma
Note: Not available in paper copy because of small print.