Association Affairs

Science education in the United States: what the scientific community can do

Science  01 Sep 1989:
Vol. 245, Issue 4921, pp. 915-921
DOI: 10.1126/science.2772643


It is argued that the need to improve science education should be a national priority. Ways are suggested by which the federal government and the scientific community, working together, can address this issue. It is recommended that scientists, engineers, and educators make a significant personal and institutional commitment to participate in science education activities, and that the President of the United States provide the personal leadership to generate a national commitment to the improvement of education at all levels.