ERIC Number: ED317386
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Dec
Changing America: The New Face of Science and Engineering. Final Report.
Task Force on Women, Minorities, and the Handicapped in Science and Technology, Washington, DC.
The Task Force on Women, Minorities, and the Handicapped in Science and Technology was established by the U.S. Congress in Public Law 99-383 with the purpose of developing a long-range plan for broadening participation in science and engineering. Public hearings were held in Albuquerque (New Mexico), Atlanta (Georgia), Baltimore (Maryland), Boston (Massachusetts), Chicago (Illinois), Kansas City (Missouri), and Los Angeles (California) between Fall 1987 and Spring 1988. Six goals for the nation dealing with change in the United States, precollege education, higher education, federal research and development, employment, and cultural influences are suggested. Actions are recommended for (1) the President; (2) governors; (3) state legislators; (4) industry; (5) the federal government; (6) universities; (7) school boards; (8) educators; (9) parents; (10) professional societies; (11) the media; and (12) "all Americans" to help alleviate the "looming crisis in the science and engineering workforce." Specific strategies to promote greater participation among Blacks, Hispanics, American Indians, people with disabilities, and White women in the science and engineering workforce are included. Population statistics and predictions are included in several parts of this document. A list of 40 exemplary programs is included. Appendices include lists of the Task Force members, hearing witnesses at the various sites, and a copy of Public Law 99-383. (CW)
Descriptors: Access to Education, College Science, Disabilities, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Engineering Education, Equal Education, Females, Government Role, Higher Education, Minority Groups, Science and Society, Science Education, Secondary School Science, Student Participation, Technological Advancement, Technology
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Task Force on Women, Minorities, and the Handicapped in Science and Technology, Washington, DC.