Why and how You Should Learn Math and Science: Hearing Before the Committee on Science, House of Representatives, One Hundred Sixth Congress, First Session, March 17, 1999, Volumen4

This document presents the hearing before the Committee on Science in the House of Representatives on why and how math and science should be learned. It includes oral opening statements by various House representatives. Appendix 1 presents written opening statements from members of the subcommittee on basic research. Appendix 2 features written testimony, biographies, financial disclosures, and answers to post-hearing questions. Materials for the record are listed in the third appendix and include "Preparing Our Children: Math and Science Education in the National Interest" and "Winning the Skills Race: A Council on Competitiveness Report on Mathematics and Science Education". (ASK)

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Página 91 - Understanding about scientific literacy - identify questions that can be answered through scientific investigations - design and conduct a scientific investigation - use appropriate tools and techniques to gather, analyze, and interpret data develop descriptions, explanations, predictions, and models using evidence - think critically and logically to make the relationships between evidence and explanations - recognize and analyze alternative explanations and predictions - communicate scientific procedures...
Página 75 - We do not believe that a public commitment to excellence and educational reform must be made at the expense of a strong public commitment to the equitable treatment of our diverse population. The twin goals of equity and high-quality schooling have profound and practical meaning for our economy and society, and we cannot permit one to yield to the other either in principle or in practice.
Página 91 - SCIENCE seeks to create opportunities for children so that, "as a result of activities in grades 5—8, all students should develop abilities of technological design
Página 2 - The nation must take advantage of the human resource potential of all our people if we are to succeed in the international economic competition of the 21st century. This will require that reform efforts in science and math education seek to engage and cultivate the interest of all children.
Página 91 - Identify questions that can be answered through scientific investigations. • Design and conduct a scientific investigation. • Use appropriate tools and techniques to gather, analyze, and interpret data. • Develop descriptions, explanations, predictions, and models using evidence. • Think critically and logically to make the relationships between evidence and explanations. • Recognize and analyze alternative explanations and predictions. • Communicate scientific procedures and explanations...
Página 101 - Regional development banks such as the African Development Bank, the Asian Development Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank...
Página 123 - Malcom is head of the Directorate for Education and Human Resources Programs of the American Association forthe Advancement of Science (AAAS).
Página 47 - In the past, concerns about science education were motivated largely by the goal of ensuring a full pipeline of students moving toward careers in science and technology. But...
Página 155 - ... by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the two institutions in the United States with the largest and most successful grants programs.
Página 85 - Minnesota. He has taught science in the elementary school, junior and senior high school, and college. Dr. Bybee has written widely in education and psychology. He is coauthor of the leading textbook, Teaching Secondary School Science: Strategies for Developing Scientific Literacy. His most recent book is Achieving Scientific Literacy: From Purposes to Practices, published in 1997. He has received several awards, including Leader of American Education and Outstanding Educator in America, in 1979...

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