ERIC Number: ED389532
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-May
Reference Count: 0
Reforming Science, Mathematics, and Technology Education: NSF's State Systemic Initiatives. CPRE Policy Briefs.
Consortium for Policy Research in Education, New Brunswick, NJ.
Since 1991, the National Science Foundation (NSF) has signed cooperative agreements with 26 states to undertake ambitious and comprehensive initiatives to reform science, mathematics, and technology education. This effort to improve public education is known as the Statewide Systemic Initiatives (SSI). This brief presents some initial observations about the SSIs based on the first two years of a national evaluation study, and discusses some of the issues state and local leaders are facing as they attempt to transform science, mathematics, and technology education. Also discussed are state strategies for implementing ambitious goals, teacher professional development, building capacity to extend and sustain reforms, supporting local initiatives and model sites, state policy alignment, reforming higher education and the preparation of teachers, mobilization of public and professional opinion, issues and challenges facing the SSIs, and the agenda for state policymakers. (MKR)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Mathematics Education, Observation, Professional Development, Science Education, State Programs, Teacher Education, Technology Education
Carriage House at the Eagleton Institute of Politics, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, 86 Clifton Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1568.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Consortium for Policy Research in Education, New Brunswick, NJ.
Identifiers: National Science Foundation; Reform Efforts; Statewide Systemic Initiative