ERIC Number: ED340591
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Jun-18
Reference Count: N/A
Science, Engineering, and Mathematics PreCollege and College Education. CRS Issue Brief. Updated.
Matthews, Christine M.
In this issue brief, a number of selected science and engineering concerns are discussed, along with initiatives that contain provisions to address these areas. These include the following: (1) precollege science and mathematics concerns such as teacher shortages, quality of science instruction, and the content of science courses; (2) mathematics education; (3) demographics and the science and engineering talent pool; (4) degree acquisition trends for minorities; (5) foreign-born national science and engineering students; (6) technical literacy of the U.S. population; and (7) role of federal policies in science and engineering education. Programs created by the National Science Foundation and the Department of Education's role through Title II of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act are discussed, and six brief summaries of federal legislation are provided. (KR)
Descriptors: Career Choice, College Preparation, Course Content, Degree Requirements, Degrees (Academic), Elementary Secondary Education, Engineering Education, Federal Legislation, Foreign Students, Government Publications, Government Role, Higher Education, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction, Minority Groups, Science Education, Science Instruction, Scientific Literacy, Scientific Personnel, Teacher Education, Teacher Shortage
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Library of Congress, Washington, DC. Congressional Research Service.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title II