ERIC Number: ED251411
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Aug-28
Reference Count: 0
Mathematics Inservice Program in the Province of Taiwan, Republic of China. Its Development, Implementation, and Evaluation.
Chang, Ping-Tung; Tsui, George Chien-Chi
The Taiwan Provincial Institute for Elementary School Teachers Inservice Education (IETISE) provides teachers with a place to improve their teaching skills and use new materials. Concentrating on the field of mathematics, a "seed team" training program for elementary school teachers uses the concept of peer training by offering intensive instruction to selected teachers who then return to their schools to train other teachers. One priority of IETISE is the production of mathematics textbooks for elementary school students and accompanying materials, such as student workbooks, teacher resource handbooks, and instructional aids. A description is given of each phase of this developmental program: planning, designing and developing the curriculum, piloting and evaluating, and implementing the program. A curriculum reform, currently in progress for all subjects at the elementary level, is described as well as a similar inservice program for secondary school teachers. These teachers receive most of their training directly through Taiwan Normal University and satellite centers. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the International Congress on Mathematical Education (5th, Adelaide, Australia, August 28, l984).