Science For All American -- Chap. 15 [15-14 .. 17]

Science For All Americans翻訳プロジェクト --Chapter 15: NEXT STEPSを後ろから行きます。今日は[15-14 .. 17]

Promoting Reform

During Phase II, various steps will be taken to foster discussion of the need for reform in science, mathematics, and technology education and of what has to be done to achieve it. These steps will include the widespread dissemination of Science for All Americans; articles in professional and popular journals; workshops and seminars at professional meetings; the dissemination of the blueprint-for-action reports to educators, scientists, and the media; and the preparation of a series of papers directed to the attention of particular audiences, such as primary grade teachers, middle school principals, high school social studies teachers, or school board members.



The following comments are meant to provoke action and debate. The greater the number of individuals, institutions, and organizations that become engaged in discussing what they can do to contribute to the reform of science education -- and then follow up their plans with action -- the sooner the nation will begin to make progress.



Public Support

Truly fundamental reform in science, mathematics, and technology education is possible only if there is widespread public support for it. This report can be used to help secure such support and to cast it in the context of desired goals rather than particular mechanisms. To that end, Project 2061 recommends that

科学・数学・テクノロジー教育の、真に根本的な改革は、幅広い一般からの支持がなければ実現しない。このレポートは一般からの支持を確保し、その支持を、特定の仕組みではなく、目指すべき目標というコンテキストに位置づけるためにも使える。そのために、Project 2061は以下を推奨する:


  • The President of the United States use this report, along with others, as a basis for speaking forcefully to the American people on the need for scientific literacy; establish scientific literacy as a national goal; and periodically reinforce the priority of the goal.


  • The U.S. secretary of education publicly support and elaborate the theme of scientific literacy; encourage the development of techniques for sampling and measuring meaningful learning that will allow monitoring progress toward scientific literacy; and announce that progress toward scientific literacy will become part of the nation's annual "Report Card."

    米国教育長官は、公的に科学リテラシーのテーマを支持し、詳細を述べること。そして、科学リテラシー向上に向けたモニタリングの発展を可能とする、意味ある学習のサンプリングおよび計測技術の開発を促進すること。そして、科学リテラシー向上の報告を、年次報告(Report Card)の一部とすること。

  • Congress pass a joint resolution indicating to the public its own concern over the weak state of science, mathematics, and technology education in this country; and conduct hearings to identify what steps it might take to help the nation reach the goals of this report.


  • The governors of all of the states issue public statements establishing scientific literacy as a priority and signaling their intention to press for needed reforms; and use the National Governors' Association and the Education Commission of the States to place this report on their agendas for debate.


  • Business and labor leaders of the nation speak out individually and through their organizations on the urgent need for all Americans to have the knowledge and skills set out in this report, and pledge their support of efforts to reform science education.


  • The news media bring the recommendations of this report to the attention of the public by having leading scientists, educators, business and labor executives, military officers, elected officials, and social commentators discuss and debate them on radio and television and in newspapers and popular magazines.


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