ERIC Number: ED243649
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Teacher Shortage in Science and Mathematics: Myths, Realities, and Research. Proceedings of a Conference Sponsored by the National Institute of Education (Washington, District of Columbia, February 10-11, 1983).
Taylor, John L., Ed.
This conference was designed to identify salient elements of the national science/mathematics teacher shortage, add corollary data to the existing body of knowledge, and to influence and guide future NIE research in the area. The proceedings include: welcoming and keynote addresses by, respectively, Manuel J. Justiz and T. H. Bell; five commissioned research reviews and analyses; six program papers; and edited transcripts of discussions following each paper. The research reviews and analyses include: "Supply and Demand for Science and Mathematics Teachers" (Betty Vetter); "National Needs for Science and Technology Literacy: The Army as a Case Study" (Wilson Talley); "Research in Science Education" (Wayne Welch); "Taking Mathematics Teaching Seriously: Reflections on a Teacher Shortage" (Jeremy Kilpatrick, James Wilson); and "Preparation of Teachers: Myths and Realities" (Anne Flowers). The program papers include: "The Teacher Shortage in Mathematics and Science: The Los Angeles Story" (Rosalyn Heyman); "PRISM--A Program for Students Built upon Professional Growth Experience for Teachers" (Douglas Seager); "Teacher Shortage in Science and Mathematics: What is Houston Doing about it?" (Patricia Shell); "Argonne Supports Precollege Education in Science and Mathematics" (Juanita Bronaugh); "Science Museums and Science Education" (Bonnie VanDorn); and "Policy Alternatives: Education for Economic Growth" (Roy Forbes). The concluding section discusses possible research and practice directions. (JN)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Teachers, Museums, Professional Recognition, Program Descriptions, Research Needs, School Business Relationship, Science Education, Science Instruction, Science Teachers, Teacher Education, Teacher Shortage
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC. Teaching and Learning Program.
Authoring Institution: Dingle Associates, Inc., Washington, DC.