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ERIC Number: ED250146
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Recapturing the Lead in Math and Science. Focus 14.
Focus, v14 1984
This document examines various topics and issues related to the quality of science and mathematics education in the United States. They include: (1) competition from Japan and the Soviet Union; (2) federal programs and legislation designed to improve the quality of science and mathematics education; (3) scientific literacy; (4) the basics in mathematics education, outlining those recommended in the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics report, "An Agenda for Action" and discussing the importance of problem-solving skills and real-world mathematical applications; (5) science and pseudoscience, examining the scientific method and the Creationist threat; (6) National Assessment of Educational Progress science and mathematics achievement data; (7) exemplary mathematics programs and the criteria for excellence in these programs (including the development of thinking skills); (8) exemplary science programs; (9) science and mathematics teacher shortage; and (10) the restructuring of American values and attitudes toward learning for science and mathematics. (JN)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Basic Skills, Creationism, Demonstration Programs, Educational Improvement, Educational Quality, Federal Legislation, Mathematical Applications, Mathematics Education, Problem Solving, Science Education, Science Programs, Scientific Literacy, Teacher Shortage
Focus, Educational Testing Service, Publication Order Services, Department I-101, Princeton, NJ 08541-0001 ($1.25 per copy, 100 or more $1.00).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.
Identifiers: National Assessment of Educational Progress