ERIC Number: ED233912
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
Educating Americans for the 21st Century: A Plan of Action for Improving Mathematics, Science and Technology Education for All American Elementary and Secondary Students So That Their Achievement Is the Best in the World by 1995. Source Materials.
National Science Foundation, Washington, DC. National Science Board Commission on Precollege Education in Mathematics, Science and Technology.
This volume is composed of 11 source documents which report activities sponsored by the National Science Board Commission on Precollege Education in Mathematics, Science and Technology, deliberations of a subgroup of the National Science Foundation Engineering Advisory Committee, and a paper prepared for the Pfizer Corporation. The first four presentations address the teaching/learning of mathematics, science, and technology in grades K-12. Issues of appropriate content and process are discussed. Suggestions for changing some of the content of traditional elementary and secondary education are presented and arguments for the need for all students to study mathematics, science, and technology every year during their elementary/secondary education are made. Section five reports on the uses of technology as a tool in education rather than learning about technology. The last five sections report on: research and cognition and behavior relevant to education in mathematics, science, and technology; results of a 50-state survey of initiatives in science, mathematics, and computer education; magnet schools; an assessment of programs that facilitate increased access and achievement of females and minorities in K-12 mathematics and science education; a case study of Lyons Township (LaGrange, Illinois) high school computer literacy program; and business' role in precollegiate education. (JN)
Descriptors: Computer Literacy, Curriculum Development, Educational Research, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Females, Learning, Magnet Schools, Mathematics Curriculum, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction, Minority Groups, Program Descriptions, School Business Relationship, Science Curriculum, Science Education, Science Instruction, Science Programs, Teacher Education, Technology
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC. National Science Board Commission on Precollege Education in Mathematics, Science and Technology.