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ERIC Number: EJ1049407
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 9
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 18
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-2158-0502
True Stem Education
Gomez, Alan; Albrecht, Bryan
Technology and Engineering Teacher, v73 n4 p8-16 Dec 2013-Jan 2014
The authors argue that the ongoing research by the National Academies, the National Research Council, and the National Science Foundation are imperative. The findings and recommendations on what the school systems of America must do to develop specific educational programming will position the U.S. at the forefront of the world's economies if implemented and sustained by schools. It is most disconcerting, with the information that is readily available from the NRC and NAE, that many professional teachers' associations and special interest groups have not embraced the recommendations of the NAE or NRC. They have, instead, used the situation to advance their own role or agenda that falls significantly short of a true systemic and collaborative effort in addressing the need to prepare students for a globally competitive workforce and citizenry. The authors recognize that they cannot revitalize the educational system in this country by themselves. Nor do they condemn all of the work done so far by the educational agencies that played a role in making necessary upgrades to the actual curriculum and research-based practices occurring in each of the separate STEM disciplines.
International Technology and Engineering Educators Association. 1914 Association Drive Suite 201, Reston, VA 20191-1539. Tel: 703-860-2100; Fax: 703-860-0353; e-mail: itea@iteaconnect.org; Web site: http://www.iteaconnect.org
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Postsecondary Education; Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A