ERIC Number: ED309060
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Science for All Americans: Summary, Project 2061.
American Association for the Advancement of Science, Washington, DC.
Project 2061 is a three-phase plan of action designed to contribute to the reform of science, mathematics, and technology education. Phase I was to establish a conceptual base for reform by spelling out the knowledge, skills, and attitudes that all students should acquire as a result of their experiences from kindergarten through high school. Phase II was to design alternative curriculum models to promote scientific literacy in the schools. Phase III was to implement the recommendations of this project. This pamphlet was designed to summarize Project 2061 and was intended to serve as an introduction to Project 2061. It includes discussions of the recommendations of the project, including the dimensions of scientific literacy, details of what students should understand about the nature of science, details of scientific ways of knowing, science perspectives, and the qualities of a scientific attitude; and describes necessary actions in the second and third phases of the project. A list of the members of the National Council on Science and Technology Education and the Project 2061 Staff is included. (CW)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Futures (of Society), Mathematics Education, Science and Society, Science Curriculum, Science Education, Scientific Attitudes, Scientific Enterprise, Scientific Principles, Technology
AAAS Books, Dept. 2061, P.O. Box 753, Waldorf, MD 20604 (for price, contact AAAS offices; quantity prices available).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
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.