ERIC Number: ED361192
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
NASA-Industry Education Initiative: Education Programs Report 1991.
National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Washington, DC.
The NASA-Industry Education Initiative (NIEI) is the response of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and its private-sector contractors to the education crisis. Findings from the initial survey show that support for NIEI appears to be strong among the organizations surveyed and there is a significant level of cooperation between NIEI members and other organizations in developing and conducting programs. Heavily focused towards science, engineering, mathematics, and technology achievement, NIEI activities appear to be aligned with the national education goals. There are some areas for improvement. The majority of programs are targeted fairly late in the educational cycle and may be under emphasizing the formative years (i.e. pre-Kindergarten through elementary school). The number of initiatives geared towards adult literacy and adult-skills-enhancement is low. The number of critical assessment and systemic reform initiatives is also low. (PR)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Washington, DC.