ERIC Number: ED371960
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Apr
Achieving Equity In Mathematics, Science, and Engineering Education. In Brief. (National Governors' Association Series, Economic Development and Commerce Policy Studies.)
To aid in increasing the number of students choosing careers in science and engineering, the National Governors' Association has been working with states to develop policies to increase the number of women and minorities in mathematics and science. The following examples of state activities are discussed: (1) California Advocacy for Mathematics (CAMS) and Science, which is aimed at preparing all students to take college preparatory courses in mathematics and science; (2) CONSTRUCT, Connecticut's Statewide Systemic Initiative (SSI), which focuses on the achievement of female students in mathematics, science, and engineering in Connecticut; (3) Georgia Initiative in Mathematics and Science (GIMS), which has an overarching goal of diversity; (4) Michigan's Statewide Systemic Initiative (MSSI) addresses equity concerns in education and teacher education; (5) Systemic Initiative for Montana Mathematics and Science (Simms), which includes the development of an action plan to increase the participation of girls and Native Americans in mathematics and science; (6) North Carolina Science and Mathematics Alliance, which supports a network of local partnerships that bring together regional leaders to develop and implement efforts to reform mathematics and science education; and (7) Vermont Institute for Mathematics, Science and Technology, which focuses on increasing the participation of girls in mathematics and science. (ZWH)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Engineering Education, Equal Education, Mathematics Education, Minority Groups, Science Careers, Science Education, Womens Education
National Governors' Association, Hall of the States, 444 North Capitol Street, Washington, DC 20001-5300.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Governors' Association, Washington, DC.