ERIC Number: ED376229
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Apr
Together We Can Make It Work. A National Agenda To Provide Quality Education for Minorities in Mathematics, Science, and Engineering.
Quality Education for Minorities Network, Washington, DC.; Quality Education for Minorities in Mathematics, Science, and Engineering, Washington, DC.
Given the projection that minorities will constitute 29 percent of new entrants into the work force by the year 2000 and given the downward trend in minority preparation for and participation in science, mathematics, and engineering, the enhancement of minority preparation in science and technology must become a national imperative. This agenda calls for a comprehensive program that addresses the preparation of minorities on all levels. The program calls for (1) reaching out to, enriching, and developing students, faculty, and the community; (2) improving instructional programs at all levels; (3) strengthening historically black colleges and universities and minority institutions; (4) providing special attention to graduate and postgraduate education and research programs; and (5) creating a system of comprehensive assessment and evaluation of existing programs and the proposed program. Objectives of the initiative are to quadruple the number of minority students receiving baccalaureate degrees annually in the physical and life sciences and engineering, from 17,000 in 1987 to 68,000 in the year 2000, and to triple related doctorates received annually in the same period from 389 to 1,200, as well as to quintuple the number of newly qualified minority teachers each year from 6,000 in 1986 to 30,000, with at least 30 percent of this group being mathematics and science pre-college teachers. Nine tables and three figures present supporting data. (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Agenda Setting, Black Colleges, Black Students, Community Programs, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education, Engineering Education, Equal Education, Ethnic Groups, Females, Higher Education, Mathematics Education, Mentors, Minority Groups, Outreach Programs, Participation, Science Education, Teaching Methods
Quality Education for Minorities Network, MSE Agenda, 1818 N Street, N.W., Suite 350, Washington, DC 20036 (A complimentary copy can be obtained by sending a self-addressed, stamped ($2), 10" by 13" envelope; additional copies at cost; bulk rate available for multiple copies).
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Quality Education for Minorities Network, Washington, DC.; Quality Education for Minorities in Mathematics, Science, and Engineering, Washington, DC.