ERIC Number: ED225875
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-May
Reference Count: 0
Science and Mathematics in the Schools: Report of a Convocation.
National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC. Assembly of Engineering.
In May 1982 the National Academies of Sciences and Engineering held a national convocation to consider the state of precollege education in mathematics and science in the United States. More than 40 speakers presented their views on how to reverse the current decline in science and mathematics education. The President, members of Congress, and heads of federal agencies gave their views on the role of the federal government. Executive officers from business and labor discussed the contributions that the private sector can make. Representatives of state and local governments and of school systems gave examples of initiatives already taken at the state and local levels. Administrators and teachers in higher and lower education discussed the critical relationships between universities, community colleges, and elementary and secondary schools. Scientists and science educators provided examples and suggestions for innovations in the content of courses and methods of teaching. Summaries of these presentations are provided in three sections focusing on: (1) the nature of the problem; (2) possible solutions; and (3) who should be responsible for making changes. Examples of current/proposed activities described include proposals by states for increasing school science/mathematics requirements and mechanisms to make teaching jobs more attractive. (Author/JN)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, College School Cooperation, Educational Improvement, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education, Government Role, Higher Education, Instructional Improvement, Mathematics Curriculum, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction, School Business Relationship, Science Curriculum, Science Education, Science Instruction, Teacher Improvement
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC. Assembly of Engineering.