ERIC Number: ED376076
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
A Network for Integrated Science and Mathematics Teaching and Learning Conference Plenary Papers. NSF/SSMA Wingspread Conference (Racine, Wisconsin, April 1991). School Science and Mathematics Association Topics for Teachers Series Number 7.
Berlin, Donna F., Ed.
The integration of mathematics and science is not a new concept. However, during recent years it has been a major focus in education reform. A Wingspread conference promoted discussion regarding the integration of mathematics and science and explored ways to improve science and mathematics education in grades K-12. Papers from the conference included in this collection are: (1) "Integrating School Science and Mathematics: Fad or Folly?" (Lynn A. Steen), is organized around three basic issues: philosophy, coherence, and instruction; (2) "Mathematics and Science Education: Convergence or Divergence" (John A. Dossey), discusses three reasons why mathematics education has moved away from "direct ties" with science education in the last century; (3) "Breaking What Barriers between Science and Mathematics? Six Myths from a Technological Perspective" (Carl F. Berger), approaches the integration of science and mathematics education from a technological perspective; (4) "Video Environments for Connecting Mathematics, Science, and Other Disciplines" (John D. Bransford and The Cognition and Technology Group at Vanderbilt), argues that the integration of science and mathematics instruction is highly desirable not as an end in itself but as a means to achieve other goals; and (5) "Integrating Mathematics and Science" (Robert F. Tinker), reflects on the logic of integrating mathematics and science tempered by the reality of practice at all grade levels. One third of the document is composed of the appendices. Appendices include: author biographies; a list of the Wingspread Conference Program and participants; and a report from the conference entitled "A Network for Integrated Science and Mathematics Teaching and Learning" (Donna Berlin and Arthur White). (ZWH)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Johnson Foundation, Inc., Racine, WI.; National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Center for Science Teaching and Learning, Columbus, OH.
Note: For a summary of this paper, see ED 349 167.