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Permuth, Steve; Dalzell, Nicole – International Journal of Educational Reform, 2013
The advancement of modern societies is fueled by mathematics, and mathematics education provides the foundation upon which future scientists and engineers will build. Society dictates how mathematics will be taught through the development and implementation of mathematics standards. When examining the progression of these standards, it is…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Educational Change, Academic Standards, Teaching Methods
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Jolly, Jennifer L. – American Educational History Journal, 2009
Since its inception in the 1920s, the field of gifted education has remained in a constant ebb and flow. Public understanding and support, as well as, federal aid has mirrored this pattern, waxing and waning in response to national interests and concern from private institutions and foundations. Discourse between excellence and equity also has…
Descriptors: Federal Aid, Academically Gifted, Educational History, Equal Education
HOUPT, GARY L. – 1967
THE MAJOR PROGRAMS AUTHORIZED BY TITLE III, NATIONAL DEFENSE EDUCATION ACT (NDEA), TO STRENGTHEN INSTRUCTION IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS ARE (1) THE ACQUISITION OF LABORATORY AND OTHER SPECIAL MATERIALS AND EQUIPMENT, AND (2) THE PROVISION OF STATE SUPERVISORY AND RELATED SERVICES TO IMPROVE THE TEACHING OF ENGLISH, READING, HISTORY, CIVICS, GEOGRAPHY,…
Descriptors: Educational Equipment, Educational Media, English Instruction, Federal Aid
Shedd, A. Neal; Scott, Anita K.; McCullough, James M. – Office of Education, US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, 1961
Because of the growing importance of the sciences in the society and the increasing interest of young people in pursuing scientific careers, the Congress of the United States enacted Public Law 85-875. One purpose of the law as stated in Section 2(a) (4) is "to develop an awareness of the satisfactions to be derived through a career devoted…
Descriptors: Educational History, Annotated Bibliographies, Science Careers, Mathematics
Brett, James T. – New England Journal of Higher Education, 2007
Key New England industries including information technology, defense technology, biotechnology, environmental services, health care and university research rely upon people with skills in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields. Yet, just 20 percent of New England high school students who took the SATs in 2005 indicated a desire to…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Private Sector, Elementary Secondary Education, High School Students