ERIC Number: ED437276
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Preparing Our Children: Math and Science Education in the National Interest.
National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA.
The National Science Board (NSB), charged with advising the President and Congress on national science policy, urges a nationwide consensus on a core of knowledge and competency in mathematics and science. The Board believes it is both possible and imperative to develop national strategies that serve the national interest while respecting local responsibility for K-12 teaching and learning. This report draws on research and analysis that shows how stakeholders working in their home communities can converge on what matters most in promoting student achievement. It is further suggested that the science and engineering communities--both individually and through their institutions--represent a special resource for local schools, teachers, and students. The NSB centers its recommendations on instructional materials, teacher preparation, college admissions, and research. (WRM)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, College Admission, Educational Change, Educational Cooperation, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Engineers, Higher Education, Instructional Materials, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Mathematics Education, Partnerships in Education, Research and Development, Science Education, Scientists, Teacher Education
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA.