ERIC Number: ED326406
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
The Crisis in Science Education. LC Science Tracer Bullet.
Cadoree, Michelle, Comp.
In the early 1980's a number of reports on the status of science and mathematics education were published, making evident declining science and mathematics achievement, dropping enrollment, and a shortage of qualified teachers. In April 1983 the National Commission on Excellence in Education presented its report to President Reagan. The report, entitled "A Nation at Risk: The Imperative for Educational Reform," compared the quality of teaching and learning in schools and colleges in the United States with those of other advanced nations. The report became the focus of nationwide media attention. This sparked renewed federal involvement in science and mathematics education, school/industry coalitions were set up, and a call for help was issued to all interested parties. Concerned with the scientific literacy of their employees and their future employees, business and industry offered assistance in a number of ways. This guide is designed to complement other bibliographies on the topic and is not meant as a comprehensive bibliography on the topic. Categories include: (1) "Introductions to the Topic"; (2) "Subject Headings"; (3) "Basic Texts"; (4) "Related and Specialized Texts"; (5) "Bibliographies"; (6) "Selected Conference Proceedings"; (7) "Statistical Information"; (8) "Selected Statistical Sources"; (9) "Government Publications and Reports"; (10) "Selected Government Publications and Reports"; (11) "Abstracting and Indexing Services"; (12) "Journals"; (13) "Representative Articles"; (14) "Selected Materials"; and (15) "Sources of Additional Information." (CW)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Library of Congress, Washington, DC. National Referral Center for Science and Technology.