ERIC Number: ED251294
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Tomorrow. The Report of the Task Force for the Study of Chemistry Education in the United States.
American Chemical Society, Washington, DC.
An American Chemical Society (ACS) task force was charged to examine the state of chemistry education in the United States and to make recommendations in light of its findings. This document presents the task force's report and 39 major (and also secondary) recommendations. These recommendations, with accompanying discussions, focus on: (1) national concerns; (2) all levels of education; (3) elementary school science; (4) high school chemistry and science; (5) two-year college chemistry and chemical technology; (6) university and college chemistry and science; (7) careers in chemistry; and (8) industry and education. Comments on financial aspects and lists of recommendations arranged by target audience and principal agents (United States government; state agencies, curriculum bodies, and educational institutions; scientific societies, the chemical industry, and the ACS) are included. Among the highest priority recommendations are expanding the National Science Foundation and other federal programs to upgrade the quality of science instruction through direct service to teachers (addressed to the U.S. government), raising certification standards for elementary and secondary school science and mathematics teachers (addressed to state agencies and curriculum bodies), and expanding efforts to provide information on chemistry and chemical affairs to congressional and administrative decision-makers (addressed to the ACS). (JN)
Descriptors: Chemical Industry, Chemistry, College Science, Curriculum Development, Educational Improvement, Educational Quality, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Aid, Higher Education, School Business Relationship, Science Careers, Science Curriculum, Science Education, Science Instruction, Secondary School Science, Two Year Colleges
American Chemical Society, 1155 Sixteenth Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20036.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Chemical Society, Washington, DC.