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The Resource Standards for K-12 engineering education?, Committee on Standards for K-12 Engineering Education, National Academy of Engineering of the National Academies

Standards for K-12 engineering education?, Committee on Standards for K-12 Engineering Education, National Academy of Engineering of the National Academies

Label
Standards for K-12 engineering education?
Title
Standards for K-12 engineering education?
Statement of responsibility
Committee on Standards for K-12 Engineering Education, National Academy of Engineering of the National Academies
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The goal of this study was to assess the value and feasibility of developing and implementing content standards for engineering education at the K-12 level. Content standards have been developed for three disciplines in STEM education--science, technology, and mathematic--but not for engineering. To date, a small but growing number of K-12 students are being exposed to engineering-related materials, and limited but intriguing evidence suggests that engineering education can stimulate interest and improve learning in mathematics and science as well as improve understanding of engineering and technology. Given this background, a reasonable question is whether standards would improve the quality and increase the amount of teaching and learning of engineering in K-12 education. The book concludes that, although it is theoretically possible to develop standards for K-12 engineering education, it would be extremely difficult to ensure their usefulness and effective implementation. This conclusion is supported by the following findings: (1) there is relatively limited experience with K-12 engineering education in U.S. elementary and secondary schools, (2) there is not at present a critical mass of teachers qualified to deliver engineering instruction, (3) evidence regarding the impact of standards-based educational reforms on student learning in other subjects, such as mathematics and science, is inconclusive, and (4) there are significant barriers to introducing stand-alone standards for an entirely new content area in a curriculum already burdened with learning goals in more established domains of study."--Publisher's description
Additional physical form
Also available online.
Cataloging source
NRZ
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/organizationName
National Academy of Engineering
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Engineering
  • Engineering
Label
Standards for K-12 engineering education?, Committee on Standards for K-12 Engineering Education, National Academy of Engineering of the National Academies
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Arguments for and against content standards for K-12 engineering education -- Leveraging existing standards to improve K-12 engineering education -- Conclusions and recommendations
Control code
671498727
Dimensions
28 cm
Extent
xii, 148 pages
Isbn
9780309160155
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)671498727
Label
Standards for K-12 engineering education?, Committee on Standards for K-12 Engineering Education, National Academy of Engineering of the National Academies
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Arguments for and against content standards for K-12 engineering education -- Leveraging existing standards to improve K-12 engineering education -- Conclusions and recommendations
Control code
671498727
Dimensions
28 cm
Extent
xii, 148 pages
Isbn
9780309160155
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)671498727

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