ERIC Number: ED445940
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Jul
Math and Science Education: Comprehensive Information about Federally Funded Materials Not Available. Report to Congressional Requesters.
Shaul, Marnie S.
Pursuant to a congressional request, the United States General Accounting Office (GAO) has provided information on math and science education that focuses on: (1) key efforts undertaken by the Department of Education, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the nine federal agencies under the purview of the House Committee on Science that supported the development and dissemination of comprehensive kindergarten through 12th-grade mathematics and science curriculum materials and the characteristics of these efforts; (2) the extent to which federal agencies coordinated their efforts to develop and disseminate these materials; and (3) the extent to which agencies assessed the quality and use of these materials. Data collection methods consisted of interviewing agency officials, reviewing agency documents, and surveying agencies. Some results indicate that GAO agencies used a variety of approaches to develop, promote awareness of, and distribute mathematics and science materials for K-12; of the 11 agencies GAO surveyed, nine identified 210 projects that were actively developing mathematics and science materials in fiscal year 1999, and the Department of Education and the National Science Foundation (NSF) supported the development of two-thirds of these projects as part of their efforts to improve the teaching and learning of math and science. (ASK)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Government, Federal Programs, Instructional Materials, Mathematics Education, Science Education
U.S. General Accounting Office, P.O. Box 37050, Washington, DC 20013 (first copy free; additional copies $2 each). Tel: 202-512-6000.
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: General Accounting Office, Washington, DC.