ERIC Number: ED373994
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Aug
Science in the National Interest.
Clinton, William J.; Gore, Albert, Jr.
A major concern today is the need to ensure that future generations will be equipped with the knowledge and skills they need to prepare for high-technology jobs, to become leaders in scientific research, and to exercise the responsibilities of citizenship in the 21st century. This document, carrying on the cover and title page the names of the President and Vice-President, respectively, is based on a forum held at the National Academy of Sciences under the auspices of the Office of Science and Technology Policy, to begin shaping the Administration's goals and strategies for science. The first two chapters summarize the need and importance of educating Americans in the area of science, and provide insight on how science education is interconnected with other strategic goals set by the Administration. Chapter 3, "Setting Our National Goals," describes various specific goals that will require the resources of government and the creative participation of industry and academia. Chapter 4, "Reaching Our Goals," presents a plan for reaching the five goals listed in chapter 3, and describes several projects that are already underway that will enhance science learning and research. The final chapter, "A Shared Commitment," reiterates the need for a broad program for advancing science in the national interest and the need for all Americans to work to reach the prescribed goals. (ZWH)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Executive Office of the President, Washington, DC.; Office of Science and Technology, Washington, DC.
Note: Based on the forum on "Science in the National Interest" (Washington, DC, January 31-February 1, 1994).