ERIC Number: ED341583
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-May
Matching Actions and Challenges: Report of a National Science Foundation Workshop on Science, Engineering, and Mathematics Education in Two-Year Colleges (May 13-14, 1991).
National Science Foundation, Washington, DC. Directorate for Education and Human Resources.
The focus of this workshop was to reaffirm the important role that two-year colleges often serve as institutions of choice for minority and other underrepresented student populations. In addition, two-year colleges are particularly well positioned to contribute to pre-college education through scientific literacy programs, teacher enhancement initiatives, and cooperative ventures with state and community agencies. The workshop participants, representing two-year college faculty, administrators, and including K-12 teachers and National Science Foundation (NSF) personnel, were asked to develop the recommendations that serve as the body of this report. The action-oriented recommendations were targeted to specific audiences, including: (1) faculty and discipline-based professional organizations; (2) two-year college presidents and administrators; (3) non-federal agencies, boards, and other funding sources; and (4) NSF and other federal agencies. Comments submitted to NSF by Benjamin S. Shen on the role of two-year colleges in science and technology education are also included. (KR)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC. Directorate for Education and Human Resources.