ERIC Number: ED357967
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-May-15
Reference Count: N/A
Excellence in Science Teaching. Hearing before the Subcommittee on Science of the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. U.S. House of Representatives, One Hundred Second Congress, Second Session.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Science, Space and Technology.
A Congressional hearing was held at the New River Community College in Dublin, Virginia, to address the challenges of achieving quality science education in southwest Virginia. Speakers representing the subcommittee included Rick Boucher, Chairman, Subcommittee on Science; and Dr. Luther S. Williams, Assistant Director for Education and Human Resources, National Science Foundation. Statements were made by the following invited guests: Dr. Joseph Exline, Virginia State Department of Education; Frank William Taylor, Chemistry, Biology Teacher, Radford High School, Virginia; and Jack Mason, Teacher, Marion Senior High School, Virginia. Topics discussed by these speakers included the Virginia Quality Education in the Sciences and Technology program instituted to bring about systemic reform in science teaching in Virginia; the barriers to effective science teaching; and personal accounts of present practice. Additional testimony was received on the related topics by conference participants and two panel discussions. Panel participants included: Dr. Michael G. Basham, Superintendent of Schools, Scott County, Virginia; Tom Haskins, Eastman Chemical, Kingsport, Tennessee; Dale D. Long, Associate Professor of Physics, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; Harvey Atkinson, Science Teacher, Rural Retreat High School, Crockett, Virginia, and Ann Benbow, Office of Pre-High School Science, American Chemical Society, Washington, D.C. Appendices include additional material submitted for the record. (MDH)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Government, Hearings, Science and Society, Science Curriculum, Science Education, Science Instruction, Science Teachers, Scientific Literacy, Teacher Effectiveness
U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Congressional Sales Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Science, Space and Technology.