ERIC Number: ED281910
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Persistent Problems in Precollege Mathematics, Science, and Environmental Education: Issues, Trends, and Recommendations.
Howe, Robert W.; And Others
This report considers the following issues, trends, and recent activities in science, mathematics, and environmental education: (1) inadequate achievement in knowledge, concepts, skills, and processes pertaining to these subjects; (2) curricula which do not provide the content needed for current and future academic and personal needs, do not reflect existing knowledge of learning and instruction, are not considered relevant by many students, and do not encourage the use of instructional materials besides textbooks; (3) lack of time devoted to problem-solving in mathematics and science; (4) inadequate emphasis on environmental education in terms of curriculum development, materials, and time devoted to the topic; (5) recent research describing effective instructional techniques; and (6) recruitment and retention of qualified teachers. In addition, recommendations for needed action are provided, as is a list of references. (PS)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Improvement, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Excellence in Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Instructional Materials, Mathematics Education, Science Education, Teacher Recruitment, Time Factors (Learning)
Publication Type: ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse for Science, Mathematics, and Environmental Education, Columbus, OH.
Note: In: Trends and Issues in Education, 1986 (see UD 025 435).