ERIC Number: ED233888
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
Hearings on Mathematics and Science Education (Part 2). Hearings Before the Committee on Education and Labor. House of Representatives, Ninety-Eighth Congress, First Session on H.R. 30 To Provide Assistance to Improve Elementary, Secondary and Postsecondary Education in Mathematics and Science, and for Other Purposes (January 26-28, 31, 1983).
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and Labor.
Presented are hearings on H.R. 30, the Emergency Mathematics and Science Education Act. This legislation addresses such issues as teacher shortages in mathematics and science education and declining student achievement in these subjects. H.R. 30 authorizes $300 million for fiscal year 1984 and an open-ended amount for fiscal year 1985 for programs to improve mathematics and science education at the elementary, secondary, and postsecondary levels. Under the elementary and secondary portion of the bill, $250 million is authorized for formula grants to state education agencies, which must pass through 95 percent of the funds to local educational agencies. These agencies can use these funds for inservice teacher education, to develop plans to modernize and expand mathematics/science instructional programs, and to implement these plans. The postsecondary portion authorizes $50 million for: congressional scholarships to encourage students to become mathematics/science teachers, summer institutes; upgrading of laboratory equipment; and for research, development, and other activities. Testimony of witnesses (including senators, congressmen, government officials, educators, school superintendents, and others), prepared statements, letters, supplemental materials, and supporting documentation are included. (JN)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Improvement, Educational Quality, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Engineering Education, Federal Aid, Federal Legislation, Higher Education, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Teachers, Science Education, Science Instruction, Science Teachers, Teacher Education, Teacher Shortage
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Reports - Descriptive
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Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and Labor.