ERIC Number: ED394446
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Graduate Education and Postdoctoral Training in the Mathematical and Physical Sciences Workshop. Summary Report (June 5-6, 1996).
National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA. Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences.
This report presents the findings and recommendations of a workshop regarding the effect of international economic and technological changes on graduate student training in the physical sciences and mathematics. Concerns identified about current graduate training include the declining availability of public resources to support training, the narrowness of the skills and knowledge acquired by new doctoral graduates, the increasing emphasis on the research component of graduate experience, and the low level of diversity among graduate students. Recommendations for programs and procedural change regarding these findings are presented. (JPB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA. Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences.