ERIC Number: ED390654
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Science Education: Expanding the Role of Science Departments: Perspectives on Science Education Partnerships, Educational Technology, and Science Program Assessment. Undergraduate Program Directors Meeting (Chevy Chase, Maryland, October 3-5, 1994).
Howard Hughes Medical Inst., Chevy Chase, MD. Office of Grants and Special Programs.
This report contains the proceedings of the 1994 meeting in which program directors examined issues related to the departmental and faculty involvement in precollege and outreach activities, teacher development, educational technology, assessment, and curricular reform. The keynote address, "The Two Cultures Revisited: Science and Mathematics as the New Liberal Arts", was presented by Sheila Tobias. Session I, "Partnerships for Enhancing Science Teaching," included the following presentations and panel discussions: "Strategies to Involve Faculty Members in Precollege and Outreach Programs"; "The Role of Science Departments in In-Service Science Education"; "Preparing Tomorrow's Science Teachers"; and "Programs for Community College Faculty and Students." Section II, "The Role of Educational Technology in Broadening Access to Science," included the following "Educational Technology: Supplementing Laboratory Instruction" and "Educational Technology Demonstrations." Section III, "Assessing Science Education Programs," included the following presentations and panel discussions: "Overview of Assessment Strategies"; "Student Tracking in Research and Prefreshman Programs"; "Curricular Reform: How Well Is It Working?"; and "Assessing Outreach Programs." The report also contains the profiles of the programs whose directors were featured as speakers. (JRH)
Descriptors: College Faculty, College School Cooperation, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation, Higher Education, Partnerships in Education, Science Education, Teacher Participation, Technology
Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Office of Grants and Special Programs, 4000 Jones Bridge Road, Chevy Chase, MD 20815-6789.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Howard Hughes Medical Inst., Chevy Chase, MD. Office of Grants and Special Programs.