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STEM Educational Reform
Over the last several decades, educational reform in
science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) has involved many people and
organizations. The need for reform has been discussed at many levels and has
produced a variety of publications (see below). To produce a STEM-literate
society, many STEM organizations have produced a variety of publications (see
links below) aimed at improving STEM education in our nation’s schools (see
links below). Educators at all levels have used these publications to identify
and teach the concepts and skills needed by PK-16 students to produce a STEM
for STEM education reform & associated groups:
Achieve, Inc. and the National Governors Assoc.
Project 2061. 1990. Science for All Americans
Project 2061. 1997. Resources for Science Literacy: Professional development.
Project 2061. 1998. Blueprints for Reform
AAAS’s Science &
AAAS’s Science Careers http://sciencecareers.sciencemag.org/
Rising Above “The Gathering Storm”
Am. Assoc. of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE)
Aspirnaunt Initiative http://www.aspirnaut.org/
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD)
Best in Class: How Top Corporations Can Help Transform Public Education
Business-Higher Education Forum
Center on Education Policy
Coble, C. and M. Allen. 2005. Keeping America Competitive: Five strategies to
improve mathematics and science education.
Committee for Economic Development
Initiative (Math education)
Competitive Wisconsin http://www.competitivewi.com/
2006. Rising Above the Gathering Storm.
Educational Testing Service (ETS).
2006. Keeping Our Edge: Americans Speak on Education and Competitiveness
Research Center, "Quality Counts 2007: From Cradle to Career”
Commission. 2000. Before It’s Too Late: A Report to the Nation from the National
Commission on Mathematics and Science Teaching for the 21st Century.
Grunewald and Rolnick. 2006. A proposal for achieving high returns on early
Mathematicians and Education
Reform Forum (MER)
National Alliance of State Science & Mathematics Coalitions
National Center for
National Center for
National Commission on Teaching and America’s Future
National Digital Science Library’s Project TestDrive
National Institute for Early Education Research
Mathematics Advisory Panel
National Academy of Sciences http://www.nas.edu/
National Science Board (NSB)
NSTA’s New Science Teacher Academy
New Commission on the Skills of the
National Science Foundation:
OECD Education at a Glance 2006
Partnership for 21st Century Skills
2007. From Cradle to Career: connecting American education from birth to
Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills (SCANS) http://wdr.doleta.gov/SCANS/
Landmark AAAS/UNESCO Forum Explores Science Education
Science & Math Teacher Imperative
Mathematics & Science Teacher Imperative
Caucus Steering Committee (U.S. House of Representatives)
STEM Education Coalition
Task Force on the Future of American Innovation
International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS)
Triangle Coalition for Science and Technology Education
U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Tapping America’s Potential. 2005.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Environmental Issues in Schools
U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions
Wisconsin Technology Council
Additional Reference Material
Darling-Hammond, L. & J. Bransford. 2005. Preparing Teachers for a Changing
World: What teachers should learn and be able to do. Jossey-Bass. San Francisco.
Douglas, R. et. al. 2006. Linking Science and Literacy in the K-8 Classroom.
NSTA Press. Arlington, VA.
Lambert, N. & B. McCombs (eds). 1998. How Students Learn: Reforming schools
through learner-centered education. American Psychological Association.
National Research Council. 2005. How Students Learn: History, mathematics,
and science in the classroom. National Academy Press, Washington DC.
----- 2002. Scientific Research in Education.
----- 2000. How People Learn. Expanded Edition.