What factors students' low achievement in science and mathematics?

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Countries wanting to improve their people's quality of life cannot escape the need to harness their science and technology capability as a way of developing competitiveness. It is, therefore, important to be guided by past and present experiences in science education to be able to recognize the turning points for the country's future which we need

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Ma-Scienceby marniephysical Science Education in the Philippines:An Overview(Page 1 of 18)By Milagros D. IbeProfessor Emeritus, University of the PhilippinesandEster B. OgenaDirector, DOST Science Education InstitutePresented at the Science Education Congress, ISMED, November 27-28, 1998. As Convenors of the UP-CIDS and National Academy of Science and Technology's joint program on Mega Issues: Science and Education, the authors convened the organizing committee of the conference. LOOKING BACKCountries wanting to improve their people's quality of life cannot escape the need to harness their science and technology capability as a way of developing competitiveness.It is, therefore, important to be guided by past and present experiences in science education to be able to recognize the turning points for the country's future which we need to decide now. Science education from the pre-Spanish period to the post-World War II period has focused on science with a health orientation.The launching of the Russian Sputnik in 1957 made nations examine their development programs and decide to put emphasis on science and technology (S&T).In the Philippines, formal recognition of the importance of S&T was implicit in the establishment of the National Science Development Board in 1958.In 1963, the Philippine Science High School was created with the view of developing a critical mass of feeders for S&T professions.During the 1960s also,New ScienceandN

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