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ERIC Number: ED326449
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-May
Reference Count: N/A
Math/Science Education Action Conference Report (Berkeley, California, October 8-10, 1989).
Department of Energy, Washington, DC.
The Department of Energy has a direct stake in the quality and distribution of mathematics and science education in the United States. Because the problem cannot be solved without the collaborative efforts of all key public and private parties and because the Department of Energy can make a unique contribution of facilities and human resources to the cause, a conference was convened. The year 2000 was established as the target for accomplishing the goals outlined in this document, so that the efforts will move in conjunction with those of the President and the Governors. The goals of the plan include: excellent preparation in mathematics and science for students in every grade; empowered teachers; significantly greater participation in mathematics and science education and careers for underrepresented groups; public literacy; and a competitive work force. The chairmen's recommendations and strategies for each goal are presented. The role of the Department of Energy (DOE) laboratories, DOE leadership, and federal interagency effort are discussed. The working group reports include: (1) "Teachers"; (2) "Curriculum"; (3) "Underrepresented Students"; (4) "The Math/Science Pipeline"; (5) "Inner-City and Rural Schools"; (6) "General Math/Science Literacy"; and (7) "Community and Professional Outreach." Appended are the conference agenda, staff list, bibliography, and acknowledgments. (KR)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Cooperation, Cooperative Programs, Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Long Range Planning, Mathematics Curriculum, Mathematics Education, Minority Groups, Performance, Rural Education, Science and Society, Science Curriculum, Science Education, Scientific Literacy, Secondary School Science, Shared Resources and Services, Teacher Education, Technology, Urban Education
Office of Energy Research, Room 3F-061, U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, DC 20585 (Free while supply lasts).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Energy, Washington, DC.
Note: This is a report of the conference co-chairmen and participants to the Math/Science Education Action Conference.