ERIC Number: ED242547
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-May
Reference Count: 0
The SEDL Regional Conferences: The White House Report on Science & Engineering Education (Austin, Texas, March 10, 1981; Baton Rouge, Louisiana, March 12, 1981). Final Report.
Southwest Educational Development Lab., Austin, TX.
Two conferences were held to: (1) study the decline in mathematics and science academic performance among elementary and secondary students; (2) examine the dramatic lack of participation of women, Blacks, Hispanics, American Indians, and others historically underrepresented in these academic areas; and (3) propose strategies to improve these situations and to influence local, state, and national policymakers. The conferences acquainted participants with findings of the recently released White House Report, "Science and Engineering Education for the 1980s and Beyond" and provided opportunities for them to discuss implications of the report and to generate proposed strategies for alerting others to its contents and for influencing public policies. In addition, participants heard presentations by representatives of industry, education, science, mathematics, and engineering. Included in this report are participant recommendations, categorized according to the conference(s) at which they were generated and by their respective level(s) of impact. Recommendations focus on awareness and involvement, programs, and on resources and support. Also included are recommendations of conference presenters and of Southwest Educational Development Laboratory (SEDL) staff. One SEDL recommendation is fostering the idea that science is as much a "basic" as reading, writing, and human interaction. (JN)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Southwest Educational Development Lab., Austin, TX.