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ERIC Number: ED521735
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Dec-7
Pages: 178
Abstractor: ERIC
Refueling the U.S. Innovation Economy: Fresh Approaches to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education
Atkinson, Robert D.; Mayo, Merrilea
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
Is the United States getting it wrong when it comes to educating tomorrow's innovators in critical fields? It has been known for years that the only way to compete globally in information technology, engineering, nanotechnology, robotics and other fields is to give students the best educational opportunities possible. But do individuals have a successful formula when it comes to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education? In this report, the authors challenge the nation's approach to STEM education and argue that reforms are urgently needed to better match the talents of students, the needs of employers, and its goals. (Contains 19 tables, 42 figures, and 623 endnotes.) [Funding for this paper was provided by the Intel Corporation. For "Refueling the U.S. Innovation Economy: Fresh Approaches to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education. Executive Summary," see ED521736.]
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
Identifiers - Location: California; China; Germany; Illinois; India; Japan; Massachusetts; Pennsylvania; Taiwan; United Kingdom; United States
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Advanced Placement Examinations (CEEB); National Assessment of Educational Progress; National Survey of Student Engagement; Program for International Student Assessment; Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study