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Oral history interview with Phillip A. Griffiths [electronic resource], 2013.

Creator: Griffiths, Phillip, 1938-
Project: Carnegie Corporation project. Pt. 3.
(see all project interviews)
Phys. Desc. :transcript: 52 pages + index. video recording : 1 digital video file (93 min.). sound recording : 2 digital audio files.
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

Former Director of Institute for Advanced Study.

Scope and Contents

Early education and study of mathematics at U.S. Naval Academy; academic career at University of California Berkeley, Princeton University, Harvard University, Duke University; Institute for Advanced Study (IAS): description as a postdoctoral university, interest in improving K-12 education, completion of Opportunity Equation report, growing interest in science education throughout U.S.; discussion of quality of math and science education in the U.S.; inclusion of practical application in Common Core; development of Next Generation Science Standards; 100Kin10 program and importance of teacher preparedness; concern expressed by teachers over meeting higher standards in classrooms; origin of Science Inititative Group (SIG) at IAS; focus of SIG on Africa through Regional Initiative in Science Education in Africa: outreach to African scientific community, cultivating next generation of African academics; importance of Carnegie Corporation funds to support science education domestically and globally.


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Copyright by The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York and the Carnegie Corporation of New York, 2013.

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