University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the National Research Council Collection, 1989-1995



Descriptive Summary

Creator: National Research Council
Title: National Research Council Collection
Dates: 1989-1995
Abstract: This collection contains reports and press releases published by the National Research Council, through various committees, as part of science and mathematics education reform initiatives.
Accession No.: 2004-164; 2005-025
Extent: 3 in.
Laguage: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Administrative History

The National Research Council (NRC) was established in 1916 as part of the National Academies in response to the nation's increased need for scientific and technical services during World War I. It is now the principal operating agency of both the National Academy of Science and the National Academy of Engineering, carrying out most of the studies done in their names. Research and governmental services are executed through the Council's extensive committee structure, in which members serve without pay. Though the majority of studies are performed at the request of government agencies, the National Academies are private and receive no direct federal appropriations. Parties independent of the institution must strictly review final reports, and the review process must be deemed satisfactorily completed before any reports are released to the public.

Source: http://www.nationalacademies.org


Scope and Contents

This collection contains reports and press releases published by the National Research Council, through various committees, as part of science and mathematics education reform initiatives. Most reports also include accompanying cover letters or other announcements that provide additional context. This collection was compiled by Fred Burchsted, former archivist of the Archives of American Mathematics.

Forms part of the Archives of American Mathematics.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted access.

Use Restrictions

These papers are stored remotely at CDL . Advance notice required for retrieval. Contact repository for retrieval.


Index Terms

National Research Council (U.S.)
National Research Council (U.S.). Board on Mathematical Sciences
National Research Council (U.S.). Commission on Physical Sciences, Mathematics, and Resources
National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on the Mathematical Sciences in the Year 2000
National Research Council (U.S.). Mathematical Sciences Education Board
National Research Council (U.S.). National Committee for Science Education Standards and Assessment
Mathematics-Social Aspects
Mathematics-Study and teaching-United States
Mathematics Education Reports

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

National Research Council Collection, 1989-1995, Archives of American Mathematics, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin.


Detailed Description of the Papers

 

National Science Education Standards Project:

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2004-164/1 Press Release, formation of National Education Standards Project, June 30, 1992
Press Release, proposed working principles of the project, September 15, 1992
National Committee for Science Education Standards and Assessment: "Discussion Document," [with cover letter], 1992
"National Science Education Standards: A Sampler," [with cover letter], 1992
"National Science Education Standards: An Enhanced Sampler," [with cover letter], 1993
"National Science Education Standards: July '93 Progress Report," [with cover letter], 1993



 

Reports:

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2004-164/1 "Everybody Counts: A Report to the Nation on the Future of Math Education," [with cover letter, clipping, and news conference announcement], 1989
"Making Mathematics Work for Minorities," [with cover letter and national convocation announcement], 1990
"Making Mathematics Work for Minorities, A compendium of Program Proceedings, Professional Papers, and Action Plans," 1990
"A Challenge of Numbers: People in the Mathematical Sciences," [with cover letter and publication announcement], 1990
"Expectations for Mathematics Education from High School through Career," 1990
"Renewing U. S. Mathematics: A Plan for the 1990s," 1990
"Counting on You: Actions Supporting Mathematics Teaching Standards," [with cover letter], 1991
"Mathematical Sciences, Technology, and Economic Competitiveness," 1991
"Moving Beyond Myths: Revitalizing Undergraduate Mathematics," [with cover letter and publication announcement], 1991
"Educating Mathematical Scientists: Doctoral Study and the Postdoctoral Experience in the United States," 1992
"Measuring Counts: A Conceptual Guide for Mathematics Assessment," 1993
"Measuring Counts: A Policy Brief," 1993
"Measuring Up: Prototypes for Mathematics Assessment," [with cover letter], 1993
"Beginning a Dialogue on the Changing Environment for the Physical and Mathematical Sciences: Report of a Conference," 1994
"Mathematical Preparation of the Technical Work Force: Report of a Workshop," 1995
Report of the Executive Director, Lynn Arthur Steen May 1995
"Mathematical Sciences Education Board Synthesis Report: College and University Mathematics Faculty's Response to the National Science Foundation Standards," undated



 

Press Releases:

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2004-164/1 "MSEB Announces 25 Awards for Planning State Mathematics Coalitions," November 20, 1989
"Mathematics Activities Kit Now Available in Spanish," December 14, 1990
"NSRC Introduces New Hands-On Elementary Science Program," February 26, 1991
"Experts Discuss Potential of Minority Students for Excellence in Mathematics, Science, and Engineering," May 18, 1992
"New Report Shows Better Ways to Measure Math Performance," November 25, 1992



 
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2004-164/1 Book, On the Shoulders of Giants: New Approaches to Numeracy, 1990