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Education Development Center (EDC)

EDC’s founding in 1958 by university scholars and researchers coincided with a growing national investment in the education sector. Since that time, EDC has been a vital force in bridging research, policy, and practice in the following ways:

  • Pioneer in creative and culturally sensitive use of technology for learning
  • Forerunner in youth and workforce development with learners of all ages around the world
  • Nationally recognized expert in math and science education
  • Major researcher and innovator in early childhood education, engaging thousands of policymakers, professionals, and parents
  • Innovator in applying research to foster healthy behaviors and environments and enhance health services
  • Leader of nationwide, large-scale education and reform projects in developing countries
  • Leader in developing radio instruction, now used by millions of schoolchildren and teachers in countries throughout Africa and Asia
  • Developer and implementer of comprehensive improvement in education and health systems
  • Manager of dozens of national networks and resource centers

As scholar and educator Jerome Bruner noted, EDC started off like so much does in the United States—in response to an unmet need. The Cold War and the emergence of the Russian space program in the late 1950s stoked U.S. concerns about a glaring national weakness in math and science.

In response, EDC founder Jerrold Zacharias, an eminent physics professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, brought together some of the nation’s top scientists, teachers, and technical specialists to develop a new high school physics curriculum, PSSC Physics. This curriculum, funded by the National Science Foundation, focused on science as the product of experiment and theory, constructed by real people. EDC introduced it successfully in schools across the country and eventually in many parts of the world.

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