ERIC Number: ED316123
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Center for Science and Mathematics Education (CSME).
Jacobs, Judith E.; And Others
The Center for Science and Mathematics Education was established at California State Polytechnic University (Pomona) to: (1) promote the professional development of public school teachers of mathematics, science, and computer education; (2) improve the teaching and learning of science and mathematics in the schools; and (3) promote the study of science and mathematics by all students, particularly females and minority group members. Typical activities through which the center accomplishes these goals are on-site consultation with school districts, delivery of instruction in both content and methodology at the university and by interactive television network to school sites, publication of a quarterly newsletter of practical value to educators, and an annual conference for educators. These activities are conducted by three coordinators, one each for biological sciences, physical sciences, and mathematics and computer education. The center's advisory board consists of university science faculty, school district teachers and administrators, and representatives of local industries. The program is currently funded directly by the university, although outside support has been provided in the past. Its single greatest need is adequate physical facilities. (MSE)
Descriptors: Computer Science, Conferences, Consultation Programs, Educational Television, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Mathematics Education, Minority Groups, Models, Newsletters, Program Descriptions, Public Schools, School Business Relationship, Science Education, Science Teachers, State Universities, Womens Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California State Polytechnic Univ., Pomona.; American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC.