ERIC Number: ED028932
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
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Urban Junior High School Mathematics Curricula at the Seventh and Eighth Grade Levels.
Rasmussen, Dean Stewart
Investigated were the essential characteristics of curriculum content and instructional patterns which contributed to effective programs of mathematics for seventh and eighth grade junior high school students in California. The purpose of the study was to provide guidelines which would assist educators in developing mathematics programs for these youngsters. Sampled were 116 educators representing college or university authorities, leadership persons, and urban school teachers of seventh and eighth grade students. Respondendents to the questionnaire observed trends toward the following activities related to mathematics curricular and instructional programs: (1) including urban school teachers on city-wide curriculum committees, (2) designing curriculums which provide for different student activities, (3) designing curriculums which provide for special needs of local school students, (4) emphasizing curriculum materials which require less reading, (5) selecting cooperatively supplementary curriculum materials, (6) placing experienced teachers of mathematics in urban schools, and (7) providing inservice sessions to develop understandings of urban children and to perfect mathematics instructional skills. (RP)
Descriptors: Curriculum, Doctoral Dissertations, Educational Trends, Grade 7, Grade 8, Mathematics, Secondary School Mathematics, Urban Education
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Authoring Institution: University of Southern California, Los Angeles.