ERIC Number: ED242562
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
A 50-State Survey of Initiatives in Science, Mathematics and Computer Education. ECS Working Papers. Task Force on Education for Economic Growth.
Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO. Task Force on Education for Economic Growth.
A 50-state survey of mathematics, science, and computer education initiatives was undertaken to identify the number and diversity of responses states have made in response to the national crisis in precollege mathematics and science education. Descriptions of these initiatives (obtained from questionnaires, telephone interviews with state personnel, written materials provided by states, state newsletters, and from articles appearing in national publications) are presented in 10 sections: (1) task forces or commissions (quality or excellence); (2) task forces or commissions (computer education); (3) graduation requirements; (4) curriculum guides and performance standards; (5) science and mathematics programs; (6) computer education programs; (7) summer institutes, magnet and residential schools; (8) recognition and awards for teachers and students; (9) regional centers; and (10) teacher training and retraining. Only those state initiatives taken between 1982 and September 1983 are included. Although hundreds of initiatives were privately or locally sponsored, these are not included either, since the emphasis is on state actions. (JN)
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Computer Science Education, Curriculum Guides, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Graduation Requirements, Mathematics Education, Program Descriptions, Science Education, Science Programs, State Programs, State Surveys, Teacher Education
Education Commission of the States, 1860 Lincoln Street, Suite 300, Denver, CO 80295 ($7.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Policymakers
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO. Task Force on Education for Economic Growth.