فيما يلي احدى التجارب لتطوير التعليم المدرسي من قبل القطاع الخاص في الولايات المتحدة الامريكية و هي تجربة شركة ميكروسوفت التي اطلق عليها اسم استراتيجية المواهب الوطنية A National Talent Strategy و التي تركز على تطوير العلوم الأربع الرئيسية لدى الطلاب و التي تختصر بالكلمة STEM وهي اختصار Science-Technology- Engineering – Math
The United States faces a growing economic challenge – a substantial and increasing shortage of individuals with the skills needed to fill the new jobs the private sector is creating. Throughout the nation and in a wide range of industries, there is an urgent demand for workers trained in the STEM fields — science, technology, engineering and mathematics — yet there are not enough people with the necessary skills to meet that demand. Our nation faces the paradox of a crisis in unemployment at the same time that many companies cannot fill the jobs they have to offer. In addition to the short-term consequences for businesses and individuals, we risk these jobs migrating from the U.S., creating even bigger challenges for our long-term competitiveness and economic growth.
An effective national talent strategy therefore needs to combine long-term improvements in STEM education in the United States with targeted, short-term, high-skilled immigration reforms. If done right, the latter can help fund the former, and our whitepaper outlines specific recommendations.
To push the changes needed in the STEM education pipeline, we believe the country needs a national Race to the Future initiative that would provide incentives and financial resources for the states to strengthen STEM education. We believe this initiative should include, among other things, funding for states to:
· Strengthen K-12 STEM education by providing additional resources to recruit and train STEM teachers and implement Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Science Standards that will better prepare students for college and work in these disciplines;
· Broaden access to computer science in high school to ensure that all students have the opportunity to gain this foundational knowledge and explore careers in computing;
· Expand higher education capacity to produce more STEM degrees, including a particular focus on computer science degrees; and
· Address our national crisis in college completion by helping students who start college to finish it faster
للمزيد حول هذا الموضوع و لتنزيل التقرير الاستراتيجية الوطنية للمواهب