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Beatty, Alexandra; Ferreras, Ana – National Academies Press, 2018
For the past 17 years, the U.S. National Commission on Mathematics Instruction (USNC/MI) has held workshops with mathematics educators from countries that typically perform well on international assessments and have a history of strong mathematics education programs, such as Japan, China, and South Korea. Finland is among this group. Even though…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Mathematics Teachers, Conferences (Gatherings)
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National Academies Press, 2018
The need to manage, analyze, and extract knowledge from data is pervasive across industry, government, and academia. Scientists, engineers, and executives routinely encounter enormous volumes of data, and new techniques and tools are emerging to create knowledge out of these data, some of them capable of working with real-time streams of data. The…
Descriptors: Statistical Analysis, Data, Information Management, Undergraduate Study
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Rosenberg, Mark B., Ed.; Hilton, Margaret L., Ed.; Dibner, Kenne A., Ed. – National Academies Press, 2018
Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) professionals generate a stream of scientific discoveries and technological innovations that fuel job creation and national economic growth. Ensuring a robust supply of these professionals is critical for sustaining growth and creating jobs growth at a time of intense global competition.…
Descriptors: Educational Indicators, Progress Monitoring, Undergraduate Students, STEM Education
Rhodes, Holly G. – National Academies Press, 2018
Instructional materials are a key means to achieving the goals of science education--an enterprise that yields unique and worthwhile benefits to individuals and society. As states and districts move forward with adoption and implementation of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) or work on improving their instruction to align with "A…
Descriptors: Workshops, Science Education, Instructional Materials, Instructional Design
Olson, Steve – National Academies Press, 2017
Engineering is a small but growing part of K-12 education. Curricula that use the principles and practices of engineering are providing opportunities for elementary, middle, and high school students to design solutions to problems of immediate practical and societal importance. Professional development programs are showing teachers how to use…
Descriptors: Teacher Role, Engineering, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Policy
Beatty, Alexandra; Schweingruber, Heidi – National Academies Press, 2017
Science educators in the United States are adapting to a new vision of how students learn science. Children are natural explorers and their observations and intuitions about the world around them are the foundation for science learning. Unfortunately, the way science has been taught in the United States has not always taken advantage of those…
Descriptors: Science Education, Student Evaluation, Science Tests, Elementary Secondary Education
Gentile, James, Ed.; Brenner, Kerry, Ed.; Stephens, Amy, Ed. – National Academies Press, 2017
Undergraduate research has a rich history, and many practicing researchers point to undergraduate research experiences (UREs) as crucial to their own career success. There are many ongoing efforts to improve undergraduate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education that focus on increasing the active engagement of students…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Research, STEM Education, Student Participation
Herman, Joan, Ed.; Hilton, Margaret, Ed. – National Academies Press, 2017
The importance of higher education has never been clearer. Educational attainment--the number of years a person spends in school--strongly predicts adult earnings, as well as health and civic engagement. Yet relative to other developed nations, educational attainment in the United States is lagging, with young Americans who heretofore led the…
Descriptors: College Students, Academic Achievement, Student Evaluation, Interpersonal Competence
Samari, Goleen – National Academies Press, 2017
Educating girls is a universally accepted strategy for improving lives and advancing development. Girls' schooling is associated with many demographic outcomes, including later age at marriage or union formation, lower fertility, and better child health. However, the causal pathways between education and demographic outcomes are not well…
Descriptors: Females, Womens Education, Correlation, Workshops
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Takanishi, Ruby, Ed.; Le Menestrel, Suzanne, Ed. – National Academies Press, 2017
Educating dual language learners (DLLs) and English learners (ELs) effectively is a national challenge with consequences both for individuals and for American society. Despite their linguistic, cognitive, and social potential, many ELs--who account for more than 9 percent of enrollment in grades K-12 in U.S. schools--are struggling to meet the…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Bilingualism, Teaching Methods, Elementary Secondary Education
Cuff, Patricia A.; Perez, Megan M. – National Academies Press, 2017
An adequate, well-trained, and diverse health care workforce is essential for providing access to quality health care services. However, despite more than a decade of concerted global action to address the health workforce crisis, collective efforts are falling short in scaling up the supply of health workers. The resulting health workforce…
Descriptors: Workshops, Allied Health Occupations, Allied Health Occupations Education, Supply and Demand
Beatty, Alexandra – National Academies Press, 2017
The term "service-learning" generally refers to projects planned as components of academic coursework in which students use knowledge and skills taught in the course to address real needs in their communities. This kind of learning experience, which allows students to focus on critical, reflective thinking and civic responsibility, has…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Undergraduate Students, Earth Science, Workshops
Malcom, Shirley, Ed.; Feder, Michael, Ed. – National Academies Press, 2016
Nearly 40 percent of the students entering 2- and 4-year postsecondary institutions indicated their intention to major in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) in 2012. But the barriers to students realizing their ambitions are reflected in the fact that about half of those with the intention to earn a STEM bachelor's degree and…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, College Students, STEM Education, Majors (Students)
Pool, Robert – National Academies Press, 2016
On February 16, 2016, the National Academy of Engineering held a forum to discuss proposed changes to criteria used by ABET (formerly the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology) to accredit engineering programs in colleges and universities around the world. The Forum on Proposed Revisions to ABET Engineering Accreditation Commission…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Accreditation (Institutions), College Programs, Outcomes of Education
National Academies Press, 2016
Research universities are critical contributors to our national research enterprise. They are the principal source of a world-class labor force and fundamental discoveries that enhance our lives and the lives of others around the world. These institutions help to create an educated citizenry capable of making informed and crucial choices as…
Descriptors: Research Universities, Federal Regulation, Productivity, Federal Aid
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