ERIC Number: ED331726
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Making Mathematics Work for Minorities. Framework for a National Action Plan 1990-2000. Report of a Convocation.
National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC. Mathematical Sciences Education Board.
This document outlines a national action plan designed to make mathematics work for minorities. It is a result of the completion of Phase I of a project by the Mathematical Sciences Education Board (MSEB). The outline is a reflection of the collective wisdom and deliberations of some 1200 persons representative of nine groups (schools, higher education, professional organizations, communities and parental organizations, business and industry, government and the media) at six regional meetings and at the national convocation held on May 3 and 4, 1990. The framework forms the basis for what is hoped to be a decade-long series of actions undertaken by the Alliance to Involve Minorities in Mathematics. The following issues are discussed: (1) the high priority on mathematics education; (2) barriers to minority achievement; and (3) the roles that should be played by schools, higher education, professional organizations, parents and community groups, the media, business and industry, and government. Included is a list of National Convocation presenters and participants. (CW)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC. Mathematical Sciences Education Board.