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National Academies Press, 2016
U.S. strength in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines has formed the basis of innovations, technologies, and industries that have spurred the nation's economic growth throughout the last 150 years. Universities are essential to the creation and transfer of new knowledge that drives innovation. This knowledge moves…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Labor Force Development, Change Strategies, Best Practices
Johnson, L.; Adams Becker, S.; Estrada, V.; Martín, S. – New Media Consortium, 2013
The "Technology Outlook for STEM+ Education 2013-2018: An NMC Horizon Project Sector Analysis" reflects a collaborative research effort between the New Media Consortium (NMC), the Centro Superior para la Enseñanza Virtual (CSEV), the Departamento de Ingeniería Eléctrica, Electrónica y de Control at the Universidad Nacional de Educación a…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Computer Uses in Education, Adoption (Ideas), Technological Advancement
National Academies Press, 2010
"Gender Differences at Critical Transitions in the Careers of Science, Engineering, and Mathematics Faculty" presents new and surprising findings about career differences between female and male full-time, tenure-track, and tenured faculty in science, engineering, and mathematics at the nation's top research universities. Much of this…
Descriptors: Productivity, Tenure, Gender Differences, Research Universities
Barnett, Lynn, Ed.; San Felice, Faith, Ed. – American Association of Community Colleges (NJ3), 2006
This report is the result of a national conference convened in December 2005 by the American Association of Community Colleges in partnership with the American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges (AMATYC) and supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF). This event, the Teaching by Choice Leadership Summit on Community College…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Faculty, Science Education, Technology Education
D'Andrea, Vaneeta; Gosling, David – Open University Press, 2005
The emergence of the discourse around learning and teaching is one of the more remarkable phenomena of the last decade in higher education. Increasingly, universities are being required to pay greater attention to improving teaching and enhancing student learning. This book will help universities and colleges achieve these goals through an…
Descriptors: Student Experience, Higher Education, Educational Objectives, Teacher Improvement
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Meserve, Bruce E. – Mathematics Teacher, 1989
Discusses the development of mathematics teacher education based on author's experience of the last 50 years. Describes activities of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and the Mathematical Association of America. Twelve references are listed. (YP)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Inservice Teacher Education, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Teachers
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Yonezawa, Akiyoshi; Akiba, Hiroko; Hirouchi, Daisuke – Journal of Studies in International Education, 2009
To promote sustainable development within the global knowledge-based society, the Japanese government is urging the nation's higher education institutions to internationalize. Although a select number of Japanese universities are highly regarded in world university rankings, many observers argue that the majority of Japanese higher education…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Sustainable Development, Government Role, Foreign Countries
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Dulli, Robert E. – Journal of Geography, 1994
Contends that the National Geographic Society's Geography Education Program continues to work on improving geography instruction and learning. Outlines future activities of the National Geographic Society including urban outreach and technology training. (CFR)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational Strategies, Educational Technology
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National Center for Education Statistics, 2009
This report presents results of the 2009 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) in mathematics at grades 4 and 8. The results from the 2009 assessment presented in this report are compared to those from previous years, showing how students' performance in mathematics has progressed over time. Results for students in the nation, the 50…
Descriptors: Student Participation, Academic Achievement, Second Language Learning, National Competency Tests
Rosenstein, Joseph G.; And Others – 1996
The New Jersey Mathematics Curriculum Framework is based on the "Mathematics Standards" adopted by the New Jersey State Board of Education on May 1, 1996, and is intended to provide guidance to teachers, administrators, and districts that will help them translate a vision of exemplary mathematics education into reality. It includes…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Algebra, Calculus, Communication Skills
National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC. Mathematical Sciences Education Board. – 1993
The call for educational reform has caused mathematics curriculum, instruction, and assessment to come under both professional and public scrutiny. The three elements contesting for leadership in assessment reform are the conventional testing agencies, reformers led by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), and political agencies…
Descriptors: Elementary School Mathematics, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Grade 4
Despain, Karin – 1983
Intended as a summary report for state leaders, this document outlines current problems in education, particularly science and math education, and suggests ways in which the state educational systems can be changed to provide students with an adequate preparation for knowledge-intensive jobs involving the retrieval, processing, and transmission of…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Guidelines
Ohio Board of Regents, Columbus. – 1981
Nine recommendations of the Advisory Commission on Articulation Between Secondary Education and Ohio Colleges are presented. The major areas of concern are: a college preparatory curriculum; teacher preservice and inservice education; and communication within the educational community, as well as with students and their parents. Included with the…
Descriptors: Academic Advising, Advisory Committees, Articulation (Education), College Bound Students
Jones, Lyle V., Ed.; And Others – 1982
The quality of doctoral-level chemistry (N=145), computer science (N=58), geoscience (N=91), mathematics (N=115), physics (N=123), and statistics/biostatistics (N=64) programs at United States universities was assessed, using 16 measures. These measures focused on variables related to: program size; characteristics of graduates; reputational…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Chemistry, College Faculty, College Mathematics
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Partington, Geoffrey – International Journal of Social Education, 1994
Maintains that E. D. Hirsch's book, "Cultural Literacy," is based on an anthropological rather than a normative view of societies and, therefore, does not claim that one society is more cultured than another. Concludes that historical understanding or other forms of cultural literacy requires wider criteria of significance than Hirsch…
Descriptors: Anthropology, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Traits, Democratic Values
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