ERIC Number: ED309059
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Science for All Americans. A Project 2061 Report on Literacy Goals in Science, Mathematics, and Technology.
American Association for the Advancement of Science, Washington, DC.
This is an overview report that has been prepared as part of the first phase of Project 2061, a long-term multipurpose undertaking of the American Association for the Advancement of Science designed to help reform science, mathematics, and technology education in the United States. The first section, "Education for a Changing Future," discusses the need for scientific literacy, the current situation, and the three phases of this project. The second section, "Recommendations of the National Council," contains 12 chapters: (1) "The Nature of Science"; (2) "The Nature of Mathematics"; (3) "The Nature of Technology"; (4) "The Physical Setting"; (5) "The Living Environment"; (6) "The Human Organism"; (7) "Human Society"; (8) "The Designed World" (discussing the areas of technology); (9) "The Mathematical World"; (10) "Historical Perspectives" (including 10 episodes in the history of the scientific endeavor); (11) "Common Themes" (describing systems, models, constancy, patterns of change, evolution and scale); and (12) "Habits of Mind" (dealing with values, attitudes, and skills). The final section, "Bridges to the Future," suggests methods of effective learning, teaching, and educational reform. Appendices include a list of Phase I participants and selected references. (YP)
Descriptors: Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Fundamental Concepts, Futures (of Society), Mathematical Concepts, Mathematics Curriculum, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction, Science and Society, Science Course Improvement Projects, Science Curriculum, Science Education, Science Instruction, Scientific Concepts, Scientific Literacy, Secondary School Mathematics, Secondary School Science, Technological Literacy, Technology
AAAS Books, Dept. 2061, P.O. Box 753, Waldorf, MD 20604 (for price, contact AAAS offices; quantity prices available).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, New York, NY.; Carnegie Corp. of New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: American Association for the Advancement of Science, Washington, DC.