ERIC Number: ED242516
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Apr-18
Reference Count: N/A
Review of Mathematics and Science Education Programs, 1983. Hearing before the Committee on Labor and Human Resources. United States Senate, Ninety-Eighth Congress, First Session.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources.
These hearings focused on the role that the National Science Foundation (NSF) should play in a national effort to improve mathematics and science (M/S) education in elementary and secondary schools. The impact of past NSF activities, current crisis in M/S education, role of organizations in M/S education, government role, federal legislation, and minority group participation were among the areas addressed by individuals presenting testimony. These included: Edward A. Knapp (NSF director), George A. Keyworth II (science advisor to President Reagan), Senator Daniel K. Inouye, classroom teachers/department heads (John O. Thayer, Karen J. Howell, Patricia Pantano Nussbaum, Louis Goffredi, Iona Brown, and Clinton Brown), Joseph C. Hogan (representing the National Society of Professional Engineers and the National Society for Engineering Education), Robert W. Parry (representing the American Chemical Society), Robert F. Boehm (representing the American Society of Mechanical Engineers), Franklin Flint (representing the American Institute of Biological Sciences), and Holly Knox, director of the Project on Equal Education Rights. Also included is additional testimony from the Association of American Publishers Business and the Business and Professional Women's Clubs, Inc. and (in an appendix) an outline of the Administration's proposed activities to be implemented by NSF in M/S education. (JN)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources.