Center for Values Discussion Forum: Politics of Science Education

Wednesday, February 29, 2012, 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Venue: GR 2.530
Admission: Free
Season: 2011-12

Many people will agree that high-quality education, especially in science and mathematics, should be a high priority. There is much less agreement, especially in the political realm, over what counts as good science education, and this is a source of major political controversies. From physics to biology, medicine to social sciences to history, political controversy can be found over content, funding and standardization. Experts and politicians disagree over methods, the relative importance of content vs. skills and a number of other issues.

Join professor Dr. Nikki Hanegan (Director of the Center for STEM Education and Research) and our local experts-- Arturo Sanchez; Texas Instruments, Director of Workforce and Education; Reo Pruitt, Communities Foundation of Texas, T-STEM Initiative Program Officer for Educate Texas; Gerald Skoog, Texas Tech University, Co-Director, Center for the Integration of STEM Education & Research--for a discussion and Q & A. Space is limited.

For more information contact:
Magdalena Grohman
[email protected]

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