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ERIC Number: EJ902984
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
Partnerships, Policy, and Educational Change: The Role of Mathematics and Science in K-16 Reform
Maloney, Patricia A.
Florida Journal of Educational Administration & Policy, v1 n1 p1-10 Fall 2007
Concerns about American competitiveness and innovation have led to increasing scrutiny of science, technical, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education. Leaders in the higher education, business, and legislative communities have all issued calls for expanded opportunities and training in STEM fields to improve the skills of the U.S. workforce. Older arguments for change, including stronger alignment of K-12 and higher education curriculum and the overall reform of teacher preparation, are incorporated within these recent calls, and share similar policy and implementation challenges. This analysis identifies the National Science Foundation Math Science Partnerships program as an emblem of the challenges of engaging K-12 and higher education in major reform efforts within a dynamic policy environment.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Change, Partnerships in Education, Educational Policy, Competition, Science Education, Mathematics Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Alignment (Education), Evidence, Educational Assessment, Educational Indicators
University of Florida, Department of Educational Administration and Policy. P.O. Box 117049, Gainesville, FL 32611. Tel: 352-273-4332; Fax: 352-846-2697; e-mail: FJEAPinfo@gmail.com; Web site: http://education.ufl.edu/Leadership/FJEAP/index.html
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A