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ERIC Number: EJ888601
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0013-127X
Wanted: Well-Rounded Students Who Can Think
Clough, G. Wayne
Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, v74 n2 p58-62 Oct 2008
The author states that the U.S. is at risk of falling behind in the global economic competition because too few of the young people are choosing to study fields like engineering and science. A 2005-06 Lemelson-MIT Invention Index survey found that while American teenagers are comfortable with rapid technological change and optimistic about the potential for innovation to solve society's problems, they tend not to be interested in careers in science or technology for themselves. In this article, the author shares how the administrators at Georgia Tech make science and technology more attractive to today's youth. The author said that by the time students reach college, they should be well on their way to knowing how to reason, compare, analyze, and define problems as well as to solve them. To produce these value-added skills, Georgia Tech is reshaping its undergraduate education experience, making it both broader and deeper as well as more flexible and interdisciplinary. In addition, Georgia Tech created new interdisciplinary degree programs. They are also educating citizens who are comfortable with diverse cultures, languages, and ways of thinking, and problem solving.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Georgia; United States