ERIC Number: ED295784
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
Annual Report of the Mathematical Sciences Education Board, June 1987.
National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC. Mathematical Sciences Education Board.
The Mathematical Sciences Education Board (MSEB) is one of the nine major units of the National Research Council (NRC). It was established to provide a continuing national overview and assessment capability for mathematics education. The NRC's special concern with the quality of mathematics education is based on two considerations: mathematics is the foundation discipline for science and engineering, and therefore plays a key role in the health of the U.S. scientific and technical enterprise; and increasingly, mathematics education will be a significant factor in determining the strength of the nation's workforce and the opportunities open to individuals. This report summarizes the activities and accomplishments of the MSEB, and provides a blueprint for current and future MSEB projects. These projects deal with: (1) national needs and potentials; (2) curriculum and instruction; (3) testing and evaluation; (4) the teaching profession; (5) criteria for excellence; (6) collegiate mathematics; and (7) outreach and communication. (TW)
Descriptors: College Mathematics, Economic Factors, Educational Finance, Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary Secondary Education, Governing Boards, Higher Education, International Education, Mathematics Curriculum, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Teachers, Secondary School Mathematics, Testing
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC. Mathematical Sciences Education Board.