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ERIC Number: ED250146
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Pages: 29
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Recapturing the Lead in Math and Science. Focus 14.
Benderson, Albert
Focus, v14 1984
This document examines various topics and issues related to the quality of science and mathematics education in the United States. They include: (1) competition from Japan and the Soviet Union; (2) federal programs and legislation designed to improve the quality of science and mathematics education; (3) scientific literacy; (4) the basics in mathematics education, outlining those recommended in the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics report, "An Agenda for Action" and discussing the importance of problem-solving skills and real-world mathematical applications; (5) science and pseudoscience, examining the scientific method and the Creationist threat; (6) National Assessment of Educational Progress science and mathematics achievement data; (7) exemplary mathematics programs and the criteria for excellence in these programs (including the development of thinking skills); (8) exemplary science programs; (9) science and mathematics teacher shortage; and (10) the restructuring of American values and attitudes toward learning for science and mathematics. (JN)
Focus, Educational Testing Service, Publication Order Services, Department I-101, Princeton, NJ 08541-0001 ($1.25 per copy, 100 or more $1.00).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Assessment of Educational Progress