ERIC Number: ED338758
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
Mathematics and Science: Critical Filters for the Future of Minority Students.
Beane, DeAnna Banks
This manual presents a guide to enhancing elementary school level mathematics and science education for minorities in order to improve their chances of advancing in an educational program that will enable them to enter employment in technical fields. In particular, the manual aims to fulfill the following purposes: (1) review the role of the principal in effecting change; (2) provide elementary principals and instructional personnel with data and background information about factors underlying the underrepresentation of Blacks, Hispanic Americans, and Native Americans in advanced mathematics and science courses; (3) describe significant components of successful programs addressing this underrepresentation; (4) provide materials that facilitate assessment and intervention planning; and (5) present resources that support prevention and intervention strategies at the local school level. Seven tables provide pertinent data. The National Science Board Commission on Precollege Education in Mathematics, Science and Technology's paper, "Suggestions for Course Topics and Criteria for Selection," is appended. Eighty-nine references are included. (JB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, American Indians, Black Students, Demonstration Programs, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Elementary Education, Guidelines, Hispanic Americans, Intervention, Mathematics Education, Measures (Individuals), Minority Group Children, Principals, Science Education
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Univ., Washington, DC. Mid-Atlantic Equity Center.