ERIC Number: ED401130
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Sep
Equity in the Reform of Mathematics and Science Education: A Look at Issues and Solutions. Executive Summary.
Powell, Mary Jo; Boethel, Martha, Ed.
The current push for reform in mathematics and science education cannot succeed unless it addresses the critical and persistent issue of equity. This executive summary reviews the literature regarding that issue. Its purpose is to provide a reference tool for those who are working to change educational policy and practice. Part 1 of the review discusses the importance of equity--the moral, social, and economic imperatives for assuring educational success for all students. This section also describes the multiple meanings of the term equity as it is used in the educational literature. Part 2 explores a range of equity issues, from the structure and financing of schools to teacher training, expectations, and classroom practice. Part 3 describes educational strategies designed to broaden student success. The conclusions in Part 4 call for a transformation in the structures of U.S. schooling. While this executive summary follows the general outline of the full text, some subsections have been collapsed or resequenced for the sake of brevity. (Author/JRH)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Change, Educational Equity (Finance), Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Literature Reviews, Mathematics Education, Science Education, Teacher Education
Southwest Educational Development Laboratory, 211 E. 7th Street, Austin, TX 78701-3281.
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Eisenhower Program for Mathematics and Science Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Southwest Educational Development Lab., Austin, TX. Southwest Consortium for the Improvement of Mathematics and Science Teaching.
Note: For complete report, see SE 059 200.