Science Education: Perception, Practice, and Policy

Contact: Pamela Fraser-Abder
Phone: (212) 998-5208

The Perception, Practice, and Policy (PPP) Project of the Science Education Program is designed as a coherent, integrated program of research into current attitudes, practices, and public policies that affect the pursuit of scientific literacy in the K-12 population. The two main goals of the project are:

The collection and analysis of data pertaining to the effect that perceptions, practices, and policies have on science education and scientific literacy.

The formulation of cohesive recommendations for the development and implementation of programs among all levels of practitioners, researchers, and policy makers in order to ensure scientific literacy in the K-12 population.