ERIC Number: ED348436
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Communities Count: Community Based Sourcebook for Promoting Mathematics & Science Education.
Crespo, Hilda; Cid, Nadine
In the increasingly technological workforce, greater competency in mathematics, science, and computers among Latino and other minority students takes on a new urgency. Hispanic Americans are a vital pool of workers to tap for the nation's future growth. Schools must ensure that Hispanic Americans have the skills they need to enter the labor force of the 21st century. This sourcebook highlights the important role that community-based organizations, particularly those within the Latino community, have in promoting increased achievement levels in mathematics and science. It provides recommendations from experts for the implementation and design of mathematics and science community-based programs. It emphasizes the importance of creating partnerships among educators, parents, scientists, and community groups to develop programs for improving student participation in mathematics and science and increasing the number of young people in biomedical, technological, and other scientific careers. Community-based organizations play a vital role in offering and coordinating academic and non-academic informal education activities. Community-based organizations are also a natural linkage point for partnerships with institutions involved in mathematics and science, including museums, business and industry, educational institutions, and biomedical and scientific institutions. Included is an appendix that lists 20 curriculum resources and 8 hardware sources. (RLC)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Career Choice, Community Programs, Community Role, Computer Science Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Guidelines, Hispanic Americans, Labor Force Development, Mathematics Education, Minority Group Children, Puerto Ricans, Science Education, Technological Advancement
ASPIRA Association, Inc., National Office, 1112 16th Street, N.W., Suite 340, Washington, DC 20036 ($4).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Carnegie Corp. of New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: ASPIRA Association, Inc., Washington, DC. National Office.