ERIC Number: ED446975
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
Mapping Math & Science Outcomes to IT Curriculum: Tools & Frameworks. Building a Foundation for Tomorrow.
NorthWest Center for Emerging Technologies, Bellevue, WA.
During the research phase for the Millennium Edition of "Building a Foundation for Tomorrow: Skill Standards for Information Technology", data was gathered from a wide range of information technology (IT) professionals on the math and science skills required or recommended for IT students. A survey was conducted to identify which specific areas of math and science are most beneficial to IT professionals, and as result should be included in IT education and training programs. This document presents the survey results identifying which math and science skills are important to IT training and education. Specific math and science concepts and tools are correlated to the IT career cluster areas to which they most often apply and are presented in tables. An outline of the Northwest Center for Emerging Technologies (NWCET) IT Core Curriculum program outcomes is offered. A map representing the relationships between critical math and science skills and learner program outcomes from the NWCET IT Core Curriculum is also included. This document supports the review, evaluation, and integration of math and science skills in IT education and training programs. (ASK)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Information Technology, Mathematics Education, Science Education, Surveys
NorthWest Center for Emerging Technologies, 3000 Landerholm Circle SE, N258, Bellevue, WA 98007-6484; phone: 425-564-4215; FAX: 425-564-6193; web: www.nwcet.org.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA.
Authoring Institution: NorthWest Center for Emerging Technologies, Bellevue, WA.