ERIC Number: EJ776311
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Sep-26
Reference Count: 0
Engineering a Blueprint for Success
Cech, Scott J.
Education Week, v27 n5 p26-29 Sep 2007
In this article, the author talks about Project Lead the Way (PLTW), a rigorous four-year program of honors-level math and science, plus engineering, culminating in at least precalculus and advanced science classes, along with an intensive, hands-on collaborative engineering project. The curriculum is produced by Project Lead the Way Inc., a 10-year-old, Clifton Park, New York-based nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing the number of American college students who study and ultimately work in engineering fields. The program has swiftly grown to include about 2,200 schools in 49 states. Last school year, 175,000 students were enrolled in PLTW classes nationwide. Here, the author discusses how the program is attracting recruits beyond the usual pool of prospective high school talent and shares the reactions of teachers and students to the program.
Descriptors: Engineering, Calculus, Honors Curriculum, Advanced Courses, Engineering Education, Mathematics Curriculum, Science Curriculum, Success, Experiential Learning, High School Students, Academic Achievement
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
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