Maintain Leadership Across the Frontiers of Scientific Knowledge
Enhance Connections Between Fundamental Research and National Goals
Stimulate Partnerships that Promote Investments in Fundamental Science and Engineering and Effective Use of
Physical, Human, and Financial Resources
Produce the Finest Scientists and Engineers for the 21st Century
Raise the Scientific and Technological Literacy of All Americans
COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION AND TRAINING
To coordinate and focus Federal efforts in education and training so that they become a
powerful force in the task of helping Americans meet the challenges of the 21st century.
RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT IN
EDUCATION AND TRAINING
VISION: Ensuring all Americans access to quality education and training tailored to their individual learning and
Provide National leadership in guiding education and training in its evolution toward the 21st century.
Develop a research and development agenda for achieving the National Education Goals by the
end the decade.
Promote increased resources for research and development in education and training.
Promote partnerships for demonstrating and deploying cost-effective learning technologies and
Demonstrating innovative technology and networking applications.
Developing new models for evaluating learning and learning productivity.
Developing quality, affordable learning tools and environments.
Promoting research on learning and cognitive processes.
EXCELLENCE IN SCIENCE, MATHEMATICS, AND
VISION: Achieving an American performance in science, mathematics, engineering, and technology in the
classroom and the workplace that is second to none.
By the year 2000, all students will leave grades 4, 8, and 12 having demonstrated competency over
challenging subject matters including science and mathematics.
By the year 2000, the Nation's teaching force will have access to programs for the continued
improvement of their professional skills and the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and skills needed
to instruct and prepare all American students for the next century.
By the year 2000, United States students will be first in the world in mathematics and science
By the year 2000, every adult American will be literate and will possess the knowledge and skills
necessary to compete in a global economy and exercise the rights and responsibilities of citizenship.
Produce the finest scientists and engineers for the 21st century.
Encouraging science as a core requirement for grades K-16.
Promoting systemic reform of K-12 standards-based science, mathematics, technology and engineering
Promoting a competent and contemporary undergraduate science, mathematics, and engineering
enterprise for a diverse student population.
Promoting graduate and post doctoral science and engineering education/training commensurate with
human resource requirements.
Promoting a competent, contemporary, and diverse scientific and technical work force.
Focusing interagency programming on science and mathematics supported by technological
education to ensure work force competence in a rapidly changing economy.
Promoting Federal efforts to enhance public understanding of science and apply technology to
Promoting efforts to determine the effectiveness of Federal investments in science, mathematics,
engineering, and technology education and training programs.