ERIC Number: ED393670
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
A Perspective on Reform in Mathematics and Science Education. Monograph #2.
Eisenhower National Clearinghouse for Mathematics and Science Education, Columbus, OH.; American Association for the Advancement of Science, Washington, DC.
The Eisenhower National Clearinghouse has prepared a series of publications, entitled A Perspective on Reform in Mathematics and Science Education, to support national reform efforts to improve teaching and learning in mathematics and science. This publication, Monograph #2 in the series, focuses on the activities of the American Association for the Advancement of Science through its visionary reform effort and landmark venture, Project 2061, and its publication of the two standards documents, "Science for All Americans" and "Benchmarks for Science Literacy." Monograph #2 is divided into three main sections: (1) "History of Project 2061"; (2) "Project 2061 Today"; and (3) "Plans for the Future." The major theme underlying the work of Project 2061 is that "...the education system should be reformed so that all American high school graduates are science literate." How the project began, what it means to be science literate, how this literacy will be achieved, and why it is necessary are described, as well as the next steps for Project 2061, and its potential contribution to national efforts to strengthen science education. (MKR)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Science Curriculum, Science Education, Standards
Eisenhower National Clearinghouse for Mathematics and Science Education, The Ohio State University, 1929 Kenny Road, Columbus, OH 43210-1079.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Eisenhower National Clearinghouse for Mathematics and Science Education, Columbus, OH.; American Association for the Advancement of Science, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: American Association for Advancement of Science; Project 2061 (AAAS); Reform Efforts