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NASA's Elementary and Secondary Education Program: Review and CritiqueThe federal role in precollege science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education is receiving increasing attention in light of the need to support public understanding of science and to develop a strong scientific and technical workforce in a competitive global economy. Federal science agencies, such as the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), are being looked to as a resource for enhancing precollege STEM education and bringing more young people to scientific and technical careers. For NASA and other federal science agencies, concerns about workforce and public understanding of science also have an immediate local dimension. The agency faces an aerospace workforce skewed toward those close to retirement and job recruitment competition for those with science and engineering degrees. In addition, public support for the agency s missions stems in part from public understanding of the importance of the agency s contributions in science, engineering, and space exploration.
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Quinn, Helen R. (Stanford Linear Accelerator Center Stanford, CA, United States)
Schweingruber, Heidi A. (National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council Washington, DC, United States)
Feder, Michael A. (National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council Washington, DC, United States)
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August 24, 2013
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January 1, 2008
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Administration and Management
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