ERIC Number: ED433882
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Aug
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Shaping the Future. Volume II: Perspectives on Undergraduate Education in Science, Mathematics, Engineering, and Technology.
National Science Foundation, Washington, DC. Directorate for Education and Human Resources.
This is a companion study to "Shaping the Future: New Expectations for Undergraduate Education in Science, Math, Engineering, and Technology (SMET)" (NSF 96-139). Both the original report and Volume 2 focus on a collaborative approach to developing and implementing strategies to improve undergraduate SMET education. The reports, compiled by the Advisory Committee to the National Science Foundation (NSF) Directorate for Education and Human Resources, are designed to apply to both two-year and four-year institutions. Volume responds to the discussion and activity generated by the original report by providing a resource that more completely explores SMET undergraduate education issues. The editors of the report allowed the authors to express their views and present data with minimal editorial revision or comment. The report contains seven sections: (1) Activities in the Reform of Undergraduate Education Since Volume 1 of "Shaping the Future"; (2) Program History of Undergraduate Activities at NSF Since the Neal Report (NS8-86-100); (3) Written Remarks Contributed as Part of the EHR Advisory Committee Public Hearings on Undergraduate SME&T Education (including community college administrators); (4) Findings from the Focus Groups Conducted During the Review of Undergraduate Education; (5) Background Data and Information Influencing the Conclusions and Recommendations of "Shaping the Future" by Staff of the Division of Undergraduate Education; (6) Contributors to the EHR Advisory Committee; and (7) the Bibliography (18 pages). (RDG)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Engineering Education, Followup Studies, Higher Education, Mathematics Education, Professional Associations, Program Implementation, Science Education, Technology Education, Undergraduate Study
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Authoring Institution: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC. Directorate for Education and Human Resources.