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Gubbins, E. Jean; Villanueva, Merzili; Gilson, Cindy M.; Foreman, Jennifer L.; Bruce-Davis, Micah N.; Vahidi, Siamak; Callahan, Carolyn M.; Tofel-Grehl, Colby – National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented, 2013
As a nation, society benefits from an educated populace. At a time when economic, environmental, social, and security issues are the focus of many conversations in businesses, industries, government offices, schools, and homes, policymakers turn their attention to the further development of human capital. Educators acknowledge that they have key…
Descriptors: STEM Education, High School Students, Secondary School Curriculum, Teaching Methods
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Wright, Bob – Australian Journal of Education, 1992
It is argued that Australian elementary mathematics curricula have been influenced by earlier British and United States educational movements and theories and are out of touch with current research emphasizing a constructivist approach. A new model of young children's numerical development is offered, and recommendations for improving mathematical…
Descriptors: Arithmetic, Child Development, Cognitive Processes, Comparative Education
Wirszup, Izaak, Ed.; Streit, Robert, Ed. – 1987
Reported in this conference proceedings are educational activities related to mathematics education from several countries. The conference was devoted primarily to two major topics closely connected with the University of Chicago School Mathematics Project (UCSMP): (1) Development of an applications-oriented mathematics curriculum for all…
Descriptors: Computers, Educational Trends, Elementary School Mathematics, Innovation
Fazio, Lisa; Siegler, Robert – UNESCO International Bureau of Education, 2011
Students around the world have difficulties in learning about fractions. In many countries, the average student never gains a conceptual knowledge of fractions. This research guide provides suggestions for teachers and administrators looking to improve fraction instruction in their classrooms or schools. The recommendations are based on a…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Learning Activities, Teaching Methods, Numbers
Levin, Henry M. – 1984
A pressing problem in the United States today is that of employment: how to create enough jobs and, especially, what impact high technology will have on present and future jobs as well as educational need. Some policymakers see high technological industries as the basis for revitalizing the economy. The major challenge to education and training,…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Continuing Education, Education Work Relationship, Educational Needs