ERIC Number: ED351188
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Jan
What Works: Building Natural Science Communities. Resources for Reform. Strengthening Undergraduate Science and Mathematics. A Report of Project Kaleidoscope. Volume Two.
Narum, Jeanne L., Ed.
The purpose of Project Kaleidoscope is to be a catalyst for action to encourage a national environment for reform in undergraduate education in science and mathematics in the United States. This report, the second of two volumes, presents ideas from Project Kaleidoscope that involve changing undergraduate science and mathematics education through continued dialogue and partnerships between funders, policy makers, and science and mathematics educators. Section 1 of this volume focuses on planning facilities for undergraduate science and mathematics. The perspectives on the planning process come from administrators, faculty, and design professionals, each underscoring the need for a clear vision of the institutional mission and of the way science and mathematics relate to and undergird that mission. The architectural layouts provided suggested approaches to designing facilities that support good teaching and learning in science. Section 2 presents a discussion and inventory of the research undertaken as a part of Project Kaleidoscope. The greater part of this section is made up of four appendixes providing information on institutional classifications, a paper describing some limitations of the data, a set of 57 tables, and maps showing locations of Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities, institutions and Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Section 3 consists of selected writings that address aspects of the liberal arts experience that must be reviewed as reforms are being considered. (PR)
Descriptors: Concept Teaching, Constructivism (Learning), Educational Change, Educational Research, Educational Resources, Females, General Education, Higher Education, Liberal Arts, Mathematics Education, Minority Groups, Science Curriculum, Science Education, Science Instruction, Science Laboratories, Science Programs, Scientific Literacy, Undergraduate Study
Project Kaleidoscope, Independent Colleges Office, Suite 1205, 1730 Rhode Island Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20036 ($20, price includes shipping/handling).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Independent Colleges Office, Washington, DC.
Note: For Volume 1, see SE 052 952.