ERIC Number: ED315292
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Partners in Science. High School-College Research Partnerships. A Report on the 1988 Grants and Conferences.
Research Corp., Tucson, AZ.
The declining U.S. student interest in science and U.S. students' poorer performance on standardized tests as compared to their counterparts in other developed nations raise serious concerns over the future of the sciences in the United States. After reviewing the available data, the staff and board of Research Corporation set as one of its major goals to increase the flow of young people into the sciences with programs related to the corporation's expertise. The partnerships which evolved from this goal combine college research with the opportunity for high school teachers to participate in research in many areas of science and invigorate their high school teaching as a result of their experiences. In early 1988, 33 awards were granted in Arizona, California, and New Mexico. Two conferences were organized to facilitate this program. Summaries of the summer experiences and the findings of each conference are the topics of this report. Lists of conference participants, awards, and guidelines for the High School-College Research Partnerships appear in the appendices. (CW)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Researchers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Research Corp., Tucson, AZ.