ERIC Number: ED257662
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Feb-10
Reference Count: N/A
Science and Math Education. Hearing before the Subcommittee on Science, Research and Technology of the Committee on Science and Technology, U.S. House of Representatives, Ninety-Eighth Congress, Second Session.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Science and Technology.
These hearings focused on topics and issues related to the status, quality, and improvement of K-12 science and mathematics in the Pittsburgh area. Science and mathematics teachers, school administrators, school board members, industry leaders, and college officials provided a firsthand description of the nature and direction of science and mathematics curricula as well as their perceptions of what improvements could be made in these areas. These individuals are Delores Augustine, Don McBride, William Merryman, Wayne Mikach, Albert Caretto, Jane Konrad, John DeBlasio, George Murphy, Allen Blacka, Paul LeMahieu, Shirley Joyner, and Hugh Lang. David Bergholz, James Colker, Milton Gottleib, Dan Swickline, Julius Brown, and John Sabol provided input from the perspectives of local industry and the Allegheny County Community college on what technical skills are presently needed and will be needed in the workplace, as well as insights into related areas. Lauren Resnick discussed how current research at the University of Pittsburgh's Learning Research and Development Center is beginning to provide a basis for improved education. For example, research on reading comprehension is providing guidelines for rewriting science textbooks (and other discipline textbooks) so that they are more easily understandable and easier to learn from. (JN)
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Educational Improvement, Educational Quality, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Hearings, Higher Education, Learning, Mathematics Curriculum, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction, Problem Solving, Science Curriculum, Science Education, Science Instruction, Science Programs, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Science and Technology.
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania (Pittsburgh)