The Challenge in Mathematics and Science Education: Psychology's Response
A recent National Education Summit proposal stated that by the year 2000 all U.S. students should leave high school with mastery over "challenging subject matter, including English, Mathematics, Science, History, and Geography" and that U.S. students should rank first in the world in mathematics and science education.
This volume discusses, from the perspective of contemporary American psychology, the underlying scientific principles and mechanisms necessary to drive the process of educational change to achieve these goals. The book also addresses the variables of ethnicity and gender as they are related to academic performance in mathematics and science education. The chapter authors represent diverse perspectives, including social, cognitive, school, and clinical psychology.