ERIC Number: ED067262
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Mar
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Science Education--The Task Ahead for the National Science Foundation.
National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
This report is a result of evaluation of the status of science education in the United States with suggested recommendations for the future role of the National Science Foundation (NSF). The overriding theme of the report for the future is summarized as "to educate scientists who will be at home in society and to educate a society that will be at home with science." The first part of the report gives a background of science education improvement activities and their impact on various facets of economy and institutions. The second part is called "A Review of Course and Curriculum Development Support" initiated by NSF. The recommendations are listed in the third part and cover a broader area. Teacher Training, Educatonal Technology, Science Education Outside of the Classroom, Science and Public Policy, and Pre-College, Undergraduate, and Graduate Education are the areas for specific recommendations made in the report. Other areas covered are Policies and Operations, which deals with topics such as relationship between NSF and the U. S. Office of Education, and Use of the Talents and Resources of Nonacademic Organizations. (PS)
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Authoring Institution: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.