ERIC Number: ED411158
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Jun
The Status of Science and Mathematics Teaching in the United States: Comparing Teacher Views and Classroom Practice To National Standards.
Weiss, Iris R.
NISE Brief, v1 n3 Jun 1997
This brief addresses the status of science and mathematics teaching in the United States. The standards of both the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) and the National Research Council (NRC) for science and mathematics education are cited as well as a summary of the findings of the 1993 National Survey of Science and Mathematics Education. The brief focuses on the finding that teachers report instructional objectives consistent with reform goals but class activities are not well aligned with the recommendations of NCTM and NRC. Topics discussed include time spent on science and mathematics instruction, the objectives of science and mathematics education, classroom activities, quality education for all, teachers' views on science and mathematics, and the context for science and mathematics teaching. (DDR)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Classroom Environment, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, Learning Strategies, Mathematics Instruction, National Standards, Science Instruction, Teacher Attitudes
National Institute for Science Education, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1025 W. Johnson Street, Madison, WI 53706.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA.
Authoring Institution: National Inst. for Science Education, Madison, WI.