ERIC Number: ED300254
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Sep
Changing America: The New Face of Science and Engineering. Interim Report.
Task Force on Women, Minorities, and the Handicapped in Science and Technology, Washington, DC.
The education pipeline in the United States from prekindergarten through the Ph.D. is failing to produce the workers needed to meet future demand. In the year 2000, 85 percent of new entrants to the workforce will be members of minority groups and women. The number of capable persons with disabilities will also rise. These three groups have historically been underrepresented in science and engineering. The need to fill needed positions can be met only by reaching out to these groups. Discussed in this document are the characteristics, goals and recommendations made by the Task Force on Women, Minorities, and the Handicapped in science and technology for the nation in general, and precollege education, higher education, and the federal government specifically. Also presented are brief discussions of the nature of American industry; parents; and the Black, female, disabled, American Indian, Hispanic, and Asian American population in the United States. (CW)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Task Force on Women, Minorities, and the Handicapped in Science and Technology, Washington, DC.
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