ERIC Number: ED234982
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Science and Math Education. Hearings before the Committee on the Budget. United States Senate, Ninety-Eighth Congress, First Session (Albuquerque, New Mexico, February 7, 1983; Las Cruces, New Mexico, February 11, 1983).
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on the Budget.
Provided are hearings related to perfecting the goals/objectives of S. 248, the Excellence in Science and Mathematics Education Act of 1983. Various issues related to the current crisis in science/mathematics education and to improving the quality of education in these areas in the United States (with particular emphasis on New Mexico) are addressed in testimony presented during the hearings. Among the areas considered are: U.S. education compared with foreign countries; declining enrollments; science and mathematics teacher quality/improvement; regional science resource centers; science/mathematics education for American Indians and for rural school children; financial support (including teacher salaries); incentives for science/mathematics teachers; industry role; teacher-industry relationship; and need for scientific/technologically literate citizens. Supporting documentation, including additional statements, letters, and a newspaper article are included in an appendix. Also included (in the body of the hearings) is a paper entitled "Can Science Education Cope with the Information Onslaught?" which was prepared during a 1981 conference at the Los Alamos National Laboratory. (JN)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, American Indian Education, Declining Enrollment, Educational Improvement, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Aid, Federal Legislation, Higher Education, Incentives, Industry, Mathematics Education, Rural Education, School Business Relationship, Science Education, Science Teaching Centers, Scientific Literacy, Teacher Improvement, Technological Literacy
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on the Budget.
Identifiers: Congress 98th; New Mexico