ERIC Number: ED173069
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Mar
Reference Count: 0
A Comparison of Alternatives and an Implementation of a Program in the Mathematics Preparation of Elementary School Teachers. Final Report.
Schultz, James E.; And Others
In order to develop a model mathematics preparation program for elementary teachers, faculty were drawn together from the Departments of Mathematics and Mathematics Education at The Ohio State University and representatives from the Columbus Public Schools. This two-year project involved 95 students, primarily freshman and sophomore women, who had demonstrated competency in high school mathematics. Following the completion of the program, several recommendations were presented. The project staff and consultants generally felt: (1) that study in instruction and math content should be coordinated; (2) that programs in preparing teachers to teach math should be upgraded by consulting mathematics faculties, education faculties, and public school personnel; (3) that school experience should be included in the coordinated content-methods instruction; and (4) programs in teacher training in mathematics should contain at least two mathematics courses. (SA)
Descriptors: Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary School Teachers, Mathematics, Mathematics Curriculum, Mathematics Education, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Teacher Education, Teacher Education Curriculum, Teacher Education Programs
Department of Mathematics, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio 43210 (free while supply lasts)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: National Science Foundation
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