ERIC Number: ED332960
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Apr-7
Reference Count: N/A
A New Professional Role for Junior High School Science and Mathematics Teachers.
Madsen, Anne L.; And Others
The Science and Mathematics Support Teacher Program (SMSTP) is a collaborative project of the College of Education at Michigan State University, the American Federation of Teachers, and the Toledo Public Schools. The goals of the program are to increase teachers' science and mathematics knowledge, improve instructional practices, and prepare teachers to conduct staff development activities in their schools with their colleagues. It requires a new staff development model containing components of three other staff development models: the developmental model, linking-agent model, and peer-coaching model. To assess the impact of SMSTP on learning and instruction over 2.5 years, observation, interview, survey, and documentation of curriculum change data were collected. Analysis of survey, interview, and documentation data suggests that the support teachers (N=8) had changed their thoughts about instruction and learning and had created their own unique roles as support teachers. The results and analysis of the data are presented and discussed. Appendixes include: "Reading List for Science and Mathematics Support Teachers"; "Teaching Style Inventory" and partial results of the inventory; "Selected Science and Mathematics Support Teacher Interviews"; "Analysis of Individual Support Teacher Interviews"; and "Changes in the Science and Mathematics Support Teacher Curriculum." (IAH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: American Federation of Teachers; Michigan State University; Science and Mathematics Support Teacher Program; Toledo Public Schools OH
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Chicago, IL, April 3-7, 1991).