ERIC Number: ED244599
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Jun
Reference Count: 0
High Technology and High School. Preparing Students for California's Changing Economy. A Perspective on the Issues.
Danielson, Lynn M.; Hallanan, Blake
Intended for use by California policy makers and educators, this report examines the link between elementary secondary education and the preparation of people for a high-technology future. It describes engineer and technician job projections in high-technology industries, explores the capacity of California to meet the demand for workers in those industries, and, to the extent that it is understood, explains the relationship between K-12 science and math education and the jobs of the future. The decline in measured student achievement in areas relevant to the technological revolution is reviewed, as are the factors that are critical to student achievement in these areas: participation in science and math courses; the availability and quality of teachers; the quality of texts, materials, and curriculum; and educational funding. Information is also provided on the use of computers in education; efforts to prepare for the changing economy in other countries and states, including the Soviet Union, West Germany, Japan, North Carolina, and Minnesota; and the employment of women and minorities in high-technology industries. Finally, California's current and possible future efforts to improve science, math, and computer literacy are outlined. A 97-item bibliography is provided. (ESR)
Descriptors: Computer Literacy, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Emerging Occupations, Engineering Technicians, Engineers, Futures (of Society), Mathematics Instruction, National Programs, Occupational Information, Science Instruction, Scientific Literacy, Scores, State Programs, Technological Advancement
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: California State Office of Appropriate Technology, Sacramento.
Identifiers: California; High Technology