ERIC Number: ED243715
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
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Technological Innovation in the 80's.
Coles, James S., Ed.
This six-chapter book presents background papers used by participants at a meeting designed to examine the prospects for and roadblocks to scientific and technological innovations as the 21st century is approached. They include: (1) "Research Universities and Industrial Innovation in America" (Steven Muller); (2) "The Role of Government in Scientific Innovation" (Donald F. Hornig); (3) "Improving American Innovation: The Role of Industry in Innovation" (Robert A. Frosch); (4) "Enhancements and Impediments in the Innovation Process" (Willard Marcy); (5) "The Government-Industry-University Interface: Improving the Innovative Process" (Niels Reimers); and (6) "Current Trends in Mathematics, Science, and Technology Education: Implications for Technological Innovation" (Cecily Cannan Selby). These chapters assess the development of American technology from the importantly useful inventions by 19th century individuals to the extensive research of today's federally sponsored space and nuclear programs, reconcile the upcoming needs of society with economic factors, propose public policies that will promote scientific innovation and hasten its move from research laboratories into practical and commercial use and, by analyzing interrelationships of government, industry, and the university, pinpoint roles that these institutions should play in the process of fostering and marketing technological innovations and widespread scientific and technological literacy. (JN)
Descriptors: Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Government Role, Higher Education, Industry, Innovation, Mathematics Education, National Security, Public Policy, School Business Relationship, Science Education, Scientific Literacy, Technological Literacy, Technology, Technology Transfer
Prentice-Hall, Inc., General Publishing Division, Special Sales, Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632 ($6.95 pbk., $12.95 cloth, ISBN-0-13-902123-X).
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Assembly, New York, NY.