ERIC Number: ED309938
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Everybody Counts. A Report to the Nation on the Future of Mathematics Education.
National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC. Mathematical Sciences Education Board.
In response to the urgent national need to revitalize mathematics and science education, the National Research Council (NRC) has undertaken an examination of mathematics education from kindergarten through graduate study. Major studies are being conducted for the NRC, and this book, as a public preface to the work, outlines the seriousness of the situation and emphasizes how critical mathematics is for science, technology, and the economy. Sections included are: (1) "Opportunity" (stressing the importance of mathematics education); (2) "Human Resources" (dealing with the issues of minorities and teacher quality); (3) "Mathematics" (discussing the nature of mathematics and the mathematical community); (4) "Curriculum" (concerned with approaches to developing mathematical power); (5) "Teaching" (including teacher education, computer usage, and assessment); (6) "Change" (suggesting seven transitions of a changing process); and (8) "Action" (recommending leadership in the home, school, local, state and national levels). (YP)
Descriptors: College Mathematics, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary Secondary Education, Futures (of Society), Graduate Study, Higher Education, Mathematics Achievement, Mathematics Curriculum, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Teachers, Mathematics Tests, Secondary School Mathematics
National Academy Press, 2101 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20418 ($7.95).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: EXXON Education Foundation, New York, NY.; National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC. Mathematical Sciences Education Board.
IES Cited: ED467431
Note: For report summary see SE 050 771. Some photographs may not reproduce clearly.