ERIC Number: ED301446
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
The Present Opportunity in Education. A Position Paper on the Current State of Science and Technology Education in the United States.
Fowler, John M.; Allen, Gary G.
This position paper was developed to inform U.S. policymakers of the state of science and technology education in the United States and of the importance of adequate science and technology understanding to the economic competitiveness of the country. Provided in this document are discussions of the national goals of science and technology education in the United States and policy recommendations regarding students, teachers, subject matter, pivotal grade levels, and geographic areas. This paper also identifies six measures from research which illustrate the state of science and technology education. These include: (1) international standing; (2) national trends; (3) trends by gender and ethnicity; (4) science instruction; (5) science teachers; and (6) geographic area. A discussion of the consequences of education policy concludes this paper. (CW)
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Educational Quality, Educational Trends, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Females, Futures (of Society), Minority Groups, Policy Formation, Science and Society, Science Education, Science Teachers, Secondary School Science, Technological Advancement, Technology
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Triangle Coalition for Science and Technology Education, College Park, MD.