ERIC Number: ED314250
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
New Information Technology Directions for American Education. Improving Science and Mathematics Education. Final Report.
Melmed, Arthur S.; Burnham, Robert A.
This report is an analysis of the findings of four workshops exploring the ways interactive technology can be considered an option for improving American education after 25 years of research and development. Sections include: (1) "Manpower Needs and School Problems"; (2) "Science and Technology Option"; (3) "Barriers and Strategy"; and (4) "To Move Forward." The first program element aims to seed the development, distribution and maintenance of sophisticated new software for science and mathematics education. The second program element concerns selected large-scale educational trials aimed at demonstrating substantial improvement in science and mathematics education that require radical departure from traditional school arrangements. The third program element concerns strengthening the nation's applied cognitive science capacity, which is necessary to undergird development of a science and technology option over the long run. Teacher preparation and training is touched upon at the close. Summary reports of the four workshops are appended. (YP)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: New York Univ., NY. School of Education, Health, Nursing, and Arts Professions.
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