ERIC Number: ED260888
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Supporting Improvement of Instruction in Science, Mathematics and Foreign Language Instruction. Discussion Draft.
Data from national and local studies have shown declines: (1) in the quality and quantity of mathematics and science instruction over the past 20 years; (2) in student enrollment in these subjects; (3) in student scores on standardized mathematics and science tests; and (4) in course offerings and enrollment in such foreign languages as German. Ways of addressing these problems include such approaches as upgrading teacher salary schedules, utilizing instructional strategies that emphasize problem-solving rather than rote learning, and developing technology-enhanced courses. It is this latter approach, the enhancement of existing instructional materials through utilization of educational technology (particularly through computer assisted instruction), that is proposed as a powerful means to improving science, mathematics, and foreign language instruction. The development of technology-enhanced mathematics and science courses is discussed, outlining the components of and activities in the development of such courses. Activities in identifying technology-based enhancements to support foreign language instruction are also discussed. Costs for implementing an individualized physics course for five students are included. (JN)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Chief State School Officers of the Northwest and Pacific.
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR. Northwest Center for State Educational Policy Studies.