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ERIC Number: ED134395
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
The National Science Foundation and Pre-College Science Education: 1950-1975; Report of the Committee on Science and Technology, U.S. House of Representatives, Ninety-Fourth Congress, Second Session. [Committee Print]
Library of Congress, Washington, DC. Congressional Research Service.
This study was undertaken as a part of the continuing oversight of the National Science Foundation by the Subcommittee on Science, Research and Technology of the Committee on Science and Technology of the House of Representatives. In addition, the study was intended to examine recent criticisms of the Foundation's pre-college science education programs. This report describes and analyzes: (1) the reasons for NSF's involvement in education apart from research as it pertains to this issue; (2) the events and issues which have affected the growth of the NSF pre-college programs, especially as reflected by the interests of the Congress and the executive branch; (3) the accomplishments of NSF in this field; and (4) the evolution of the structure of the pre-college programs to date. The study was based primarily on an extensive review of hearings testimony, of the publications of NSF and of additional materials referenced by public documents. (Authors/MH)
Descriptors: Curriculum, Educational Programs, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science, Federal Aid, Foundation Programs, Government Publications, Political Issues, Program Evaluation, Science Education, Secondary Education, Secondary School Science
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 ($3.85)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Library of Congress, Washington, DC. Congressional Research Service.