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ERIC Number: EJ797286
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 5
ISSN: ISSN-0022-8958
STEM: The 21st Century Sputnik
Garrett, Joyce Lynn
Kappa Delta Pi Record, v44 n4 p152-153 Sum 2008
The author of this article argues that, just as Americans were shocked into action, when the Soviet Union launched Sputnik in 1957, by strengthening STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) in the educational curriculum, Americans must be shocked again. The nation must address the failure of its leaders to provide adequate funding to support legislated mandates such as NCLB and necessary programs in STEM. Only when teachers are well prepared and technology is accessible to all will the United States be able to reclaim its position as a premier educational system.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001