ERIC Number: ED408199
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluation of the American Association for the Advancement of Science's Project 2061. Volume I: Technical Report [and] Volume II.
Zucker, Andrew A.; And Others
Since 1985 the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has supported Project 2061, a long-term effort to improve education in science, mathematics, and technology. This document is the report of a year-long evaluation of Project 2061 conducted from fall 1995 to fall 1996. The evaluation focused on the impacts that two major documents produced by the Project--"Science for All Americans" and "Benchmarks for Science Literacy" have had on science education. In addition, the evaluation reports on the impacts of Project 2061-sponsored workshops targeting teachers, teacher leaders, and teacher educators. Chapter II focuses particularly on publications on people and practices at the national level. In Chapter III, the focus is on the impacts of Project 2061 in the states and includes impacts at the local level. Chapter IV focuses on the workshops that Project 2061 has conducted, particularly those workshops conducted for teachers, Project 2061's designated teacher leaders, and teacher educators. Chapter V synthesizes the information from the earlier chapters into a set of conclusions based on all the data collected and analyzed for the evaluation. In addition, a set of recommendations is provided to Project 2061 for future strategies that can extend and elaborate on its work to date. An attachment to volume I describes the methodology used for the evaluation. Appendices in volume II include: Case Study Findings for Colorado, Georgia, New Jersey, New York, South Carolina, and Wyoming; findings from an assessment of the quality of textbooks; a list of curriculum frameworks examined for the evaluation of Project 2061; and mail surveys for Project 2061 workshop participants. (JRH)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Resources, Elementary Secondary Education, Science Curriculum, Science Education, Science Teachers, Teacher Educators, Teacher Workshops
American Association for the Advancement of Science, Project 2061, 1333 H Street, N.W., P.O. Box 34446, Washington, DC 20005.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: American Association for the Advancement of Science, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: SRI International, Menlo Park, CA.