ERIC Number: ED490850
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jan
America's Pressing Challenge - Building a Stronger Foundation. A Companion to Science and Engineering Indicators - 2006. NSB-06-02
National Science Foundation
This document identifies priorities for ensuring a world-class education in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields for all Americans. America's competitive edge in this "flat world," its strength and versatility, all depend on an educational system capable of producing young people and productive citizens who are well prepared in science and mathematics. This report demonstrates that there is a need to make drastic changes within the Nation's science and mathematics classrooms. If not, the Nation risks raising generations of students and citizens who do not know how to think critically and make informed decisions based on technical and scientific information. Nor will they have a firm grasp of academic language necessary to advance into STEM careers and produce the innovation and discovery necessary to maintain our Nation's prosperity for the future. (Contains 28 endnotes.)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Engineering Education, Educational Quality, Education Work Relationship, Sciences, Science Education, Mathematics Education, Educational Change, Critical Thinking, Decision Making, Futures (of Society), Academic Discourse
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA.