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ERIC Number: ED349167
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Sep
Reference Count: 0
A Network for Integrated Science and Mathematics Teaching and Learning. NCSTL Monograph Series, #2.
Berlin, Donna F.; White, Arthur L.
This monograph presents a summary of the results of the Wingspread Conference in April, 1991 concerning the viability and future of the concept of integration of mathematics and science teaching and learning. The conference focused on three critical issues: (1) development of definitions of integration and a rationale for integrated teaching and learning of science and mathematics; (2) specification of guidelines for infusion of integrated teaching and learning of science and mathematics into school practice; and (3) identification of high priority research questions related to integrated teaching and learning of science and mathematics. The report indicates that working groups and other participants were unable to come to a consensus regarding the definition of "integration," but that a rationale for its infusion into school practice was developed at the conference. A document review reported at the conference indicated that 22 out of 423 citations in the field of integration concerned research. It is concluded that this paucity of research in the field sets a challenge for science education reformers. (MDH)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.; National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Center for Science Teaching and Learning, Columbus, OH.
Identifiers: National Center for Science Teaching and Learning; Wingspread Conferences