ERIC Number: ED359023
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Apr-11
Reference Count: N/A
Posture of National Science Foundation. Hearing before the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. U.S. House of Representatives, One Hundred Second Congress, First Session.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Science, Space and Technology.
This document presents a transcript of the hearing on the present state and future directions of the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the state of science and mathematics education in the United States. Testimony was presented by the director of the NSF and the deputy assistant direction of Education and Human Resources at NSF. The witnesses discussed: (1) the NSF's responsibilities in relation to the challenges the nation is facing today in the areas of international competitiveness, global change, the environment, energy, and education; (2) the fact that solutions to these problems will require new knowledge created through research; (3) the importance of continued collaboration among industries, the education community, and state and Federal Government to successfully further science and engineering education and develop the necessary human resources in these areas; (4) examples of where successful research has taken place as well as NSF's budgetary needs in order to continue to supply adequate support to research efforts; and (5) the competitiveness of the United States with the rest of the world in the area of research in mathematics and science education. Copies of the prepared statements are included, and questions and answers submitted for the record are appended. (MDH)
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Aid, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Financial Support, Human Resources, Mathematics Education, Research and Development, School Business Relationship, Science and Society, Science Education, Technological Advancement
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing 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.