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ERIC Number: ED543657
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1953
Reference Count: 0
Education for the Talented in Mathematics and Science. A Report of a Joint Conference of the Cooperative Committee on the Teaching of Science and Mathematics of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the United States Office of Education. Bulletin, 1952, No. 15
Brown, Kenneth E.; Johnson, Philip G.
Office of Education, US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare
The Cooperative Committee on the Teaching of Science and Mathematics of the American Association for the Advancement of Science that participated in planning for and publishing this bulletin is composed of representatives of seventeen national scientific and mathematical societies including representatives from the associated teaching organizations. The Committee has been seeking the improvement of science and mathematics teaching in secondary schools for about two decades. In 1947 the Committee prepared a treatise on the effectiveness of the schools in the training of scientists. The report, issued as an appendix to "Manpower for Research," volume four of Science and Public Policy, appraised mathematics and science teaching in grades 1-12 as well as in institutions of higher learning. Recommendations looking toward the strengthening of weaknesses were given. Many of the recommendations are of high pertinence today largely because they were not heeded 5 years ago. Since 1949 the Committee has been holding its fall meeting with interested staff members of the Office of Education. Beginning in 1950 this fall meeting has been the occasion for a conference of leaders concerned about scientific personnel and ways to bring about desirable training programs. In 1951 the conference emphasized the place of high-school instruction in alleviating the shortage of specialized personnel for industry and defense. The fall conference of 1952 focused attention on the identifying of high-school students with potential for science and mathematics and providing opportunities for their development. This report with emphasis on science and mathematics is of special pertinence today because of the importance of scientific research to discover new basic truth and to design and manufacture new products for defense and progress. This report was prepared from addresses and discussions at the conference. Appended are: (1) Program of the Conference; and (2) Conference Participants. A bibliography is included. (Contains 3 footnotes.) [Best copy available has been provided.]
Descriptors: Scientific Personnel, Scientific Research, Educational Change, Science Instruction, Conferences (Gatherings), Public Policy, Grade 1, Talent, Mathematics Education, Science Education, Advisory Committees, Instructional Improvement, Mathematics Instruction, High School Students
Office of Education, US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education
Authoring Institution: US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Office of Education (ED)