ERIC Number: ED365511
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Indicators of Science & Mathematics Education 1992. First Edition.
Suter, Larry E., Ed.
This report presents a new synthesis of statistical indicators and research findings on the quality of science and mathematics education in the United States. In more detail than any other report, it addresses the progress made toward the U.S. national goal of ranking first in the world in mathematics and science by the year 2000. It draws on research and statistical surveys supported by the National Science Foundation and other federal agencies, such as the National Center for Education Statistics, to describe changes that have occurred between 1970 and 1990. This report is intended for use by anyone seeking authoritative information about the students, teachers, and school systems involved in science and mathematics education in the United States. The chapters, following a background and summary section, are: (1) "Cognitive Achievement"; (2) "Science and Mathematics Curricula"; (3) "Science and Mathematics Teachers"; (4) "Persistence and Career Choice"; and (5) "Higher Education." Appendixes that constitute nearly half of the document include detailed data tables and technical notes. A list of acronyms and abbreviations, and an index conclude the document. (PR)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, College Science, Curriculum, Educational Research, Educational Trends, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Engineering Education, Females, High Schools, Higher Education, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Teachers, Minority Groups, Parent Attitudes, Science Careers, Science Curriculum, Science Education, Science Instruction, Science Teachers, Scientific Literacy, Secondary School Science, Student Attitudes, Teacher Education, Teachers
National Science Foundation, Washington, DC 20550.
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC. Directorate for Education and Human Resources.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Assessment of Educational Progress; National Longitudinal Survey of Youth