NATIONAL STUDENT RESEARCH CENTER (NSRC) [Elementary, Middle and High School; On-going program] Contact: John I. Swang, Ph.D. (firstname.lastname@example.org) The National Student Research Center (NSRC) envisions educating children around the world to become humanitarian and ecological 21st century citizens in an ultimately diverse and highly interdependent, science and technology based, global community. The National Student Research Center (NSRC) at Mandeville Middle School in Mandeville, Louisiana, U.S.A. facilitates the establishment of Student Research Centers in schools across the United States of America and around the world. The NSRC disseminates the innovative, highly effective, and empirically validated Student Research Center approach to instruction. The instructional approach is an interdisciplinary, student centered, and high technology program dedicated to promoting language arts, scientific, and technological literacy. It is based upon the constructivist learning model and emphasizes; * hands-on and inquiry learning in cooperative research teams directed towards conceptual understanding, * authentic instruction in higher order thinking and process skills via the use of the scientific methods in ongoing student research in all subject areas across the curriculum, * problem solving within a societal context, * the integration of science with all other curriculum areas, * the use of high technologies such as computers, CD-ROM and laser-disk players, and telecomputing networks, and * the regular publication and circulation of student research in printed and electronic journals of student research. Electronic journals and databases are maintained in the NSRC's electronic library and are freely available to teachers and students.