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ERIC Number: ED246992
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Dec
Pages: 16
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Address Delivered at Forum on Excellence in Education (Indianapolis, Indiana, December 8, 1983).
Selby, Cecily Cannan
This speech reports the recommendations of the National Science Board Commission on Pre-College Education in Mathematics, Science, and Technology. The commission was appointed to develop an action agenda for reversing the current decline in student achievement and participation in the area. The commission's 20 members, drawn from all sectors of society, produced a two-volume report giving specific recommendations for the Federal, State, and local levels and providing estimations of Federal money required. General goals set by the commission for the entire educational system were (1) to include math, science, and technology in the lifelong learning of all citizens; (2) to enable all our youth to develop a useful knowledge of these subjects; and (3) to strengthen the quality of professionals in these fields as well as to recruit more students from underrepresented groups. Specific recommendations were made for improving national, State, and local leadership in education; monitoring student achievement and participation; training and retraining math and science teachers; creating more magnet schools; redefining the math and science curriculum; and improving opportunities to learn through, with, and about computers. (CB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: National Science Board