Increasing The Competitive Edge In Math And Science

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Overview

The U. S. is losing its competitive edge in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Thomas Friedman warns that America is not producing enough young people in STEM fields that are essential for entrepreneurship and innovation in the 21st century (The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century, 2005). Blue ribbon commissions and influential business and national leaders have issued reports on the seriousness of the situation but little collective effort has been made to advance solutions to the STEM crisis. Increasing the Competitive Edge in Math and Science lays out actions that can be taken by K-12 teachers and administrators, by higher education faculty and administrators, and by policy makers working collaboratively in school through college (K-16) partnerships to prepare American youth for meaningful participation in the twenty-first century science and technologically-based economy. If the steps described in this book are followed in states all across the Country, the resulting actions can help America to regain its competitive edge in science and mathematics.

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Mathematics Teacher
This book details the State of Georgia's efforts in developing a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) initiative; the book offers a framework and some concrete steps for developing a a robust K - 16 initiative.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781607090137
  • Publisher: The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
  • Publication date: 3/28/2009
  • Pages: 226
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Janet S. Kettlewell, vice chancellor for Preschool–College (P–16) Initiatives for the University System of Georgia, serves as principal investigator of the Partnership for Reform in Science and Mathematics. Ronald J. Henry physicist, provost, and senior vice president for academic affairs at Georgia State University, serves as co-principal investigator of the Partnership for Reform In Science and Mathematics.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 A Call to Action Chapter 2 Partnerships Needed to Increse the Competitive Edge in Math and Science Chapter 3 Connecting K–16 STEM Initiative to State Science and Mathematics Curriculum Chapter 4 Student Interest: Choice and Achievement in Science and Mathematics Chapter 5 Building Capacity for Improving Teaching Quality Chapter 6 Professional Learning Communities Chapter 7 Engaging Higher Education Faculty in K–16 STEM Education Reform Chapter 8 Evaluating a Comprehensive Systemic Initiative to Improve K–16 Science and Mathematics Teaching and Learning Chapter 9 Bringing a K–16 STEM Initiative to Scale Chapter 10 Summary of Steps Necessary for Success

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