ERIC Number: ED405198
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Sep-20
NISE Overview: Year 1 Accomplishments and Year 2 Activities.
National Inst. for Science Education, Madison, WI.
The vision of the National Institute for Science Education (NISE) is that all students should leave the educational system with an ability to make informed decisions about the science, mathematics, engineering, and technology (SMET)-related matters that they encounter in their daily lives. This report documents the accomplishments and activities of NISE. The first section is an overview of the vision, goals, strategies, and organization of NISE. The section on Research Programs describes the research in three areas of SMET education: (1) evaluation and policy studies, (2) professional development, and (3) college level one. The next section highlights the work of NISE in interacting with professional audiences and communicating with mass audiences. The section on Organizational Process Programs describes initiatives that enhance the overall efficiency and productivity. In its first year NISE has initiated eight productive lines of research, recruited a diverse group of Fellows, and made great strides in creating interdisciplinary teams of researchers. The Institute has also established productive collaborative relationships with the Education and Human Resources Directorate programs of the National Science Foundation, implemented and modified the management structure, and initiated collaborative work with a wide variety of professional organizations. Included is a list of NISE staff and Fellows. Contains 26 references. (JRH)
Descriptors: Cooperation, Educational Change, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Engineering, Evaluation, Information Dissemination, Interdisciplinary Approach, Mathematics, Professional Development, Sciences, Technology
National Institute for Science Education, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1025 W. Johnson Street, Madison, WI 53706.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA.
Authoring Institution: National Inst. for Science Education, Madison, WI.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A