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ERIC Number: ED001294
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1960
Pages: 112
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INSERVICE EDUCATION OF HIGH SCHOOL MATEMATICS TEACHER. (REPORT OF A CONFERENCE UNDER THE JOINT AUSPICES OF THE U.S. DEPT. OF HEALTH, EDUCATION, AND WELFARE AND THE NATIONAL COUNCIL OF TEACHERS OF MATHEMATICS, WASHINGTON, MARCH 17-19,1960).
BROWN, KENNETH E.; SNADER, DANIEL W.
A CONFERENCE OF EDUCATORS WAS CALLED TO DEAL WITH THE NEED FOR IMPROVED HIGH SCHOOL MATHEMATICS TEACHING. SPECIFICALLY THE CONFERENCE CONSIDERED THE NEED FOR INSERVICE EDUCATION FOR TEACHING NEW IMPROVED PROGRAMS, THE KINDS OF PROGRAMS NOW IN PROGRESS, AND THE ROLE OF SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS IN IMPLEMENTING THEM. INCLUDED ARE THE ADDRESSES AND THE REPORTS OF GROUP WORK SESSIONS. THE MANY NEW USES OF MATHEMATICS TODAY DEMAND GREATER UNDERSTANDING OF THE STRUCTURE OF MATHEMATICS, AND MORE EMPHASIS IS PLACED ON SYMBOLIC REPRESENTATION OF IDEAS AND RELATIONSHIPS AND LESS ON COMPUTATIONS WHICH CAN BE DONE BY MACHINES. RECOMMENDATIONS FOR CURRICULUM CHANGES MADE BY VARIOUS GROUPS ARE DESCRIBED. THE RESULTS OF A SURVEY OF UNIVERSITIES ARE GIVEN WHICH SHOW THAT OVER HALF HAVE SOME KIND OF PROGRAM OF INSERVICE TRAINING. DIFFERENT TYPES OF PROGRAMS ARE LISTED, WITH SPECIFIC EXAMPLES. RECOMMENDATIONS DEAL WITH PERSONNEL, COSTS, AND PRACTICES. THE CONFEREES REPORTED MANY WAYS IN WHICH ADMINISTRATIONS ARE HELPING TEACHERS UPGRADE THEIR PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCE. FOR EXAMPLE THEY ARE ENCOURAGING FURTHER EDUCATION BY URGING TEACHERS TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF LOCAL PROGRAMS, AND BY PROVIDING FUNDS OR ENCOURAGING LOCAL PHILANTHROPIC AND INDUSTRIAL ORGANIZATIONS TO DO SO. THE IMPORTANCE OF THE COMMUNICATION OF MATHEMATICS EDUCATIONAL AIMS TO OTHER DISCIPLINES IS EMPHASIZED, AND COOPERATION IS URGED OF HIGH SCHOOL WITH BOTH ELEMENTARY AND COLLEGE LEVEL MATH PROGRAMS.
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Authoring Institution: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Identifiers: DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA