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NASA's elementary and secondary education program : review and critique

Author: Helen R Quinn; Heidi A Schweingruber; Michael A Feder; National Research Council (U.S.). Committee for the Review and Evaluation of NASA's Precollege Education Program.
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This report focuses on NASA's K-12 education activities, as mandated by congressional language in the 2005 reauthorizing legislation for the agency"--Introduction (p. 11).
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Helen R Quinn; Heidi A Schweingruber; Michael A Feder; National Research Council (U.S.). Committee for the Review and Evaluation of NASA's Precollege Education Program.
ISBN: 0309115515 9780309115513
DOI: 10.17226/12081
OCLC Number: 190778064
Notes: Also available online as a free e-book from the National Academies Press website at: http://www.nap.edu/catalog/12081.html. Website valid as of 4/10/08.
Description: xvi, 146 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Executive summary --
Introduction --
NASA's education programs --
The federal context for education --
Analysis of NASA's K-12 education portfolio --
Program evaluation --
Conclusions and recommendations.
Responsibility: Committee for the Review and Evaluation of NASA's Precollege Education Program ; Helen R. Quinn, Heidi A. Schweingruber, and Michael A. Feder, editors ; Board on Science Education, Center for Education, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education ; National Research Council of the National Academies.

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The federal role in precollege science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education is receiving increasing attention in light of the need to support public understanding of science.  Read more...
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