ERIC Number: ED266037
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Mathematics, Science, and Technology Education: A Research Agenda.
National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC. Committee on Research in Mathematics, Science, and Technology Education.
The six chapters in this report focus on: (1) a basic orientation for a focused research agenda; (2) research on reasoning (considering the development of competence and the search for generality in reasoning skills); (3) research on instruction (examining research on teachers, curricula and curricular materials, and testing); (4) research on settings (discussing research on classroom settings, the political and social context of science and mathematics education, the home as a setting for education, and out-of-classroom settings); (5) research on new learning systems (discussing research on interactive computer software, research on microsystems, and research on developing a systems approach to improving mathematics and science education); and (6) a summary of a research agenda (considering separately, research on reasoning, instruction, settings, and new learning systems). A list of background papers is included in an appendix. The report neither describes nor endorses a program for educational reform. The intent is simply to suggest a strategy for research and development that would provide somewhat better answers to such practical questions of educational change as how to design and teach new courses to ensure student achievement and what makes an effective teacher or a good school. (JN)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Cognitive Processes, Computer Software, Educational Improvement, Educational Research, Instructional Materials, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction, Research and Development, Research Needs, Science Education, Science Instruction, Technical Education, Technology, Testing, Time Factors (Learning)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC. Committee on Research in Mathematics, Science, and Technology Education.