Science for All Americans: A Project 2061 Report on Literacy Goals in Science, Mathematics, and Technology

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American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1989 - Science - 217 pages
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This is an overview report that has been prepared as part of the first phase of Project 2061, a long-term multipurpose undertaking of the American Association for the Advancement of Science designed to help reform science, mathematics, and technology education in the United States. The first section, "Education for a Changing Future," discusses the need for scientific literacy, the current situation, and the three phases of this project. The second section, "Recommendations of the National Council," contains 12 chapters: (1) "The Nature of Science"; (2) "The Nature of Mathematics"; (3) "The Nature of Technology"; (4) "The Physical Setting"; (5) "The Living Environment"; (6) "The Human Organism"; (7) "Human Society"; (8) "The Designed World" (discussing the areas of technology); (9) "The Mathematical World"; (10) "Historical Perspectives" (including 10 episodes in the history of the scientific endeavor); (11) "Common Themes" (describing systems, models, constancy, patterns of change, evolution and scale); and (12) "Habits of Mind" (dealing with values, attitudes, and skills). The final section, "Bridges to the Future," suggests methods of effective learning, teaching, and educational reform. Appendices include a list of Phase I participants and selected references. (YP)

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SUMMARY
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Introduction
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RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE NATIONAL COUNCIL
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