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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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Lazin, Fred; And Others – Higher Education, 1992
Guest editors comment on articles chosen for a previous journal issue focusing on the role of higher education and national economic and social development. It is noted that in developing countries, higher education addresses nation-building, whereas in developed countries emphasis is on social and economic change in the postindustrial society.…
Descriptors: College Role, Comparative Analysis, Developed Nations, Developing Nations
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Jumper, Sidney R. – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 1991
Presents an interview with Gilbert Grosvenor, president and chairman of the board of the National Geographic Society. Examines student and public ignorance about geography. Describes the Society's Geography Education Project, Geographic Alliance Project, and Education Foundation. Includes Grosvenor's call for greater emphasis on geography in…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Geography, Geography Instruction
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
Countryman, Joan; Wilson, Elizabeth – College Board Review, 1991
Calculators are transforming mathematics instruction, freeing it from an arithmetic-driven curriculum. They have encouraged teachers to think more carefully about what is important to learn. Calculators should be used at all levels of instruction and on tests, including standardized exams. Meaningful educational reform depends on such a change.…
Descriptors: Calculators, Classroom Techniques, College Mathematics, Curriculum Development
Scott, Peter – International Journal of Institutional Management in Higher Education, 1985
The assumption that higher education has begun a postexpansion decline is challenged, and the accumulation of new demands on higher education is examined from three perspectives: political, socioeconomic, and intellectual/cultural. It is proposed that higher education's role in modern society will intensify and change. (MSE)
Descriptors: College Administration, College Role, Cultural Influences, Futures (of Society)
Busteed, Brandon – Connection: The Journal of the New England Board of Higher Education, 2004
According to this author, the single greatest threat to the public trust in higher education is alcohol. Specifically, it is high-risk drinking among college students and the lack of engagement by those who can help solve the problem. He contends that, for too many students, college is no longer about preparing for leadership roles and productive…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Students, Academic Achievement, Alcohol Abuse
McAninch, Harold D. – Community, Technical, and Junior College Journal, 1986
Discusses the kind of leadership needed to serve society and higher education in the 21st Century. Applies current theories regarding business leadership and excellence to community college management. Considers the effects of the leadership principles established by the community services movement on the vision and management of the community…
Descriptors: College Administration, Community Colleges, Community Services, Educational Quality
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Kramer, Pamela E.; Lehman, Sheila – Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, 1990
Finds that computer and mathematics avoidance among women is the result of attitudes, expectations, and discrimination. Present-day creative computing relies upon skills not limited to those with a math and science orientation, and should prove a rewarding occupation to women. (DM)
Descriptors: Attitudes, Career Development, Computer Science Education, Computers
Blair, David E. – 1989
This paper, one of a series considering eight disciplines, describes historical developments and current thinking in mathematics concerning what ought to be included in the elementary school mathematics curriculum. The first part of this paper is devoted to a discussion of the previous involvement of mathematicians in curriculum reform projects.…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Integrated Curriculum
Virginia Commission on the University of The Twenty-first Century, Richmond. – 1989
This report of Virginia's Commission on the University of the 21st Century first examines the changes occurring within Virginia in its transition from an agricultural/industrial state into one heavily involved in information and technology. Next, the need to increase literacy in mathematics, science, and technology is discussed, as is the need to…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Educational Change, Educational Environment, Educational Improvement
Hepler, Charles D. – Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, 1987
Research needs for pharmacy administration and clinical pharmacy include study of the relationship of pharmacists and society, management methods for providing health care services, pharmacist training and socialization, competence evaluation, formative and summative research on drug use control, and organizational decision making. (MSE)
Descriptors: Business Administration Education, Higher Education, Pharmaceutical Education, Pharmacy
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Harrel, Peggy F. – SRA Journal, 1996
Examines both benefits and problems associated with collaborative projects, based on experiences of the University of Southern Indiana and 15 school corporations in the state to improve public school mathematics and science instruction. While the partnerships had many positive outcomes, the burden of preparing proposals and implementing projects…
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Case Studies, College School Cooperation, Costs
ERS School Research Forum, 1983
The 10 essays and reports collected here offer various perspectives on elementary and secondary curricula most appropriate to a future of rapid technological change. Articles by the National Science Board, Secretary of the Air Force Verne Orr, the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA), Shirley McCune for the Education Commission of the States…
Descriptors: Computer Science Education, Curriculum, Educational Technology, Elementary School Curriculum
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
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