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... , educationally we are still very much a nation at risk (Pister and Rowe, 1993; National Research Council, 1997e; National Assessment of Educational Progress, 1997; U.S. Department of Education, 1998a)
From page 14...
... As called for in National Research Council and other reports, if inquiry-based and standards-based teaching and learning are increasingly accepted as the prevailing educational paradigms for K-12 education, postsecondary institutions will need to respond, especially by including these techniques in the preparation of prospective teachers and the continuing education of current teachers. The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (1989, 1991)
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... This Report The conclusions and recommendations in this report of the National Research Council's Committee on Undergraduate Science and Education (CUSE) are based on five years of surveying the scholarly research on improving science education and discussions with faculty, administrators, higher education organizations, and other leaders in the higher education community, many of whom participated in the "Year of Dialogue" (see Appendix A)
From page 16...
... For example, the issues and recommendations addressed in Engineering Education: Designing an Adaptive System (National Research Council, 1995a) are quite congruent with the issues raised and the strategies for implementation in this report.
From page 17...
... Our highest elected and appointed leaders, public and private foundations, and prominent research scientists and policy-makers have identified SME&T literacy for all students at the pre-college and undergraduate levels as a top priority for the nation. Specific recommendations for action are available (e.g., Clinton and Gore, 1994; National Academy of Sciences, 1997; National Research Council, 1982, 1989, 1991, 1995a, 1996a; National Science Foundation, 1996b; Howard Hughes Medical Institute, 1995, 1996a)

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