Reflecting on Sputnik:  Linking the Past, Present, and Future of Educational Reform
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Symposium Papers

The following papers were commissioned for the symposium Reflecting on Sputnik: Linking the Past, Present, and Future of Educational Reform held on October 4, 1997 at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C.

Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in these papers are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the sponsors or the National Research Council. The papers have not been reviewed by the National Research Council.

Overview Paper

What We Have Learned and Where We Are Headed: Lessons from the Sputnik Era by George E. DeBoer, Colgate University

Plenary Session I: Lessons from the Sputnik Era

Sputnik and Science Education by F. James Rutherford, American Association for the Advancement of Science

Five Lessons from the New Math Era by Jeremy Kilpatrick, University of Georgia

From PSSC to MSTE: A Personal 34-Year Odyssey in Science and Engineering Education by Thomas T. Liao, Program in Technology and Society, State University of New York at Stonybrook

Breakout Session: Applying Historic Lessons to Current Educational Reform

Sputnik Revisited: Historical Perspectives on Science Reform by Peter Dow, Buffalo Museum of Science

Applying Historic Lessons to Current Educational Reform by
J. Myron Atkin, School of Education, Stanford University

Lessons from the Sputnik Era in Mathematics Education by Glenda T. Lappan, Michigan State University

Plenary Session II: Building Leadership to Sustain Educational Reform

Beyond McSchool: A Challenge to Educational Leadership by John I. Goodlad, Institute for Educational Inquiry

Building Leadership to Sustain Educational Reform by Marye Anne Fox, University of Texas at Austin

Closing Session

The Sputnik Era: Why Is This Educational Reform Different from All Other Reforms by Rodger W. Bybee, Center for Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Education, National Research Council


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