ERIC Number: ED328417
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: 0
Back to the Future of Science and Math Education.
Haney, Richard E.
Some successful innovations and their underlying rationales that were implemented 50, 60, and 70 years ago could be useful in solving many educational problems. Of major concern are the gap between the actual science and mathematics curricula in most schools and the demands placed on everyday living in the modern world dominated by technology and the gap between the actual science and mathematics program in most schools and the needs, interests and abilities of the particular students in those schools. Current reforms such as Project 2061, Project Synthesis, and the National Science Teachers' Association's project on scope, sequence, and coordination are discussed. Integrating science with other subjects, progressive education, and other historical projects are also examined. Included are examples of innovative programs found in the United States. (KR)
Descriptors: Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Mathematics Curriculum, Mathematics Education, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation, Science Curriculum, Science Education, Science Education History, Secondary School Mathematics, Secondary School Science
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Project Synthesis; Project 2061 (AAAS)
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the School Science and Mathematics Association (Cincinnati, OH, October 13, 1990).