ERIC Number: ED412072
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
The Question of Reform: Report on Project Kaleidoscope 1996-1997.
Project Kaleidoscope, Washington, DC.
Over the past decade, undergraduate colleges and universities of all sizes, both public and private, throughout the United States, have begun to pursue reform for the sciences and mathematics. Evidence of this is illustrated by the almost 700 colleges and universities that are involved in Project Kaleidoscope (PKAL). Over the 1996-97 year, PKAL has been actively pursuing answers to questions related to the reform of undergraduate science education. This report gives an overview of that work. The report is a distillation of questions that successful reformers have asked, and PKAL has come up with key sets of questions that institutions successful in conceiving, implementing, and sustaining reform have addressed. The report addresses issues critical to successful science and mathematics reform. Sections include: (1) "Vision"; (2) "Agenda for Action"; (3) "Institutional Portfolio"; (4) "Natural Science Communities"; (5) "Resources"; (6) "Advocacy"; and (7) "The Question of Reform." (DKM)
Descriptors: College Mathematics, College Science, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Futures (of Society), Higher Education, Mathematics Education, Science Education, Undergraduate Study
Project Kaleidoscope, 1730 Rhode Island Avenue, NW, Suite 803, Washington, DC 20036.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: W. M. Keck Foundation, Los Angeles, CA.; EXXON Education Foundation, New York, NY.; National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA.
Authoring Institution: Project Kaleidoscope, Washington, DC.