Read the latest Editorials focusing on science education from leaders in the field.
About a year ago, Bruce Alberts and I announced the launch of Science in the Classroom (scienceintheclassroom.org), an online resource of annotated research papers published in Science, with associated teaching materials designed to help pre-college and college students understand how science moves forward as a structured way of revealing the laws of nature.
Last month, the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) released a report* with some grim news that confirmed what is painfully obvious to recent Ph.D. graduates in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields: Unemployment for this cohort is on the rise (at 2.4% in 2010, up nearly a percentage point since 2008).
We are pleased to announce a new resource from science for exposing pre-college and university students to the nature of science as a fascinating and powerful way of knowing about the world.
By Bruce Alberts. THIS SPECIAL ISSUE OF SCIENCE EXPLORES “GRAND CHALLENGES IN SCIENCE EDUCATION,” A CRITICAL set of the problems and exciting opportunities now facing science education on a global level.
By Bruce Alberts. I HAVE SEVEN GRANDCHILDREN, AND I WORRY ABOUT THEIR FUTURE. THE NATION THAT I WAS RAISED in, the United States, has clearly lost its way at a time when the world badly needs wise leadership
IN 2010, WE AND OUR COLLEAGUES ON THE PRESIDENT’S COUNCIL OF ADVISORS ON SCIENCE and Technology (PCAST) released a report entitled Prepare and Inspire: K-12 Education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Education for America’s Future.
IN THE 2009 AMERICAN GRADUATION INITIATIVE, PRESIDENT OBAMA ENTHUSIASTICALLY HIGHLIGHTED the importance of community colleges—publicly funded 2-year institutions—for meeting the projected growth in jobs requiring a college degree.
IN THIS ISSUE OF SCIENCE, WE ARE PUBLISHING THE FIRST OF 15 WINNING ENTRIES FOR the 2011 Science Prize for Inquiry-Based Instruction (p. 418), a laboratory module entitled Light, Sight, and Rainbows.
I WAS PROMPTED TO WRITE THIS EDITORIAL AFTER PLAYING AN ELECTRONIC VERSION OF THE old board game Trivial Pursuit with my grandchildren over the holiday break.