Creating a Well-Prepared Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Workforce: How Do We Get from Here to There?
“High-caliber science and math education pays many dividends. It not only imparts precisely the critical thinking and problem-solving skills that modern business and industry need to compete in the global marketplace, but also promotes the rational decision-making that yields thoughtful, productive citizens.”
So states a summary report, based on a symposium that included California science and mathematics teachers, policymakers, researchers, and representatives from business, industry, and higher education.
The report explores how California can strengthen science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) achievement.
Two main themes emerged at the symposium:
- The need for appropriate and meaningful assessments of science and math teaching and learning
- The need for teacher professional development
The report was co-sponsored by the Center for the Future of Teaching and Learning at WestEd with the California Council on Science and Technology.
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