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 87 - 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 • Use mathematics in all aspects of scientific inquiry.
Página 73 - 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 87 - 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 - ... 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 150 - SOURCE: US Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics. "National Education Longitudinal Study of 1988," First and Second Followup surveys.
Página 5 - Do you solemnly swear (or affirm) that the testimony you are about to give in this case shall be the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, so help you God?
Página 97 - Regional development banks such as the African Development Bank, the Asian Development Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank...
Página 5 - Do you solemnly swear that the testimony you are about to give before this committee will be the truth, the whole truth, and nothing hut the truth, so help you God ? Mr.
Página 119 - 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...

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