ERIC Number: ED338577
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Parent Involvement: Training Teachers To Facilitate Quality Mathematics Instruction in the Nonpublic Schools.
Heller, Barbara R.; Kelly, Ann
This teacher training project sought to strengthen mathematics instruction in New York City's nonpublic schools (NPS) by training elementary level teachers and administrators in "Family Math"--a nationally acclaimed program conceived by the staff of the EQUALS Project at the University of California at Berkeley. The program works through classroom teachers and brings parents and children together to do math in an interactive and positive environment. The 1-year pilot project consisted of three stages: orientation; staff training; and the development of a Family Math/NPS program in nine representative nonpublic, religiously oriented schools in New York City. The following are discussed in detail: project objectives; descriptions of project activities; and the impact and benefits of family math for teachers, parents, students, and the school. Nine appendixes include: (1) a description of the program; (2) details of inservice credit; (3) promotional materials; (4) a brochure describing Family Math in Nonpublic Schools; (5) NPS Orientation meeting materials and rating forms; (6) NPS training workshop agendas, materials, and rating forms; (7) observation schedule and teacher, principal, and parent surveys; (8) sample school agendas; and (9) an evaluation report. (LL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New York State Education Dept., Albany.
Authoring Institution: City Univ. of New York, NY. Center for Advanced Study in Education.
Identifiers: EQUALS Program; Family Math (Equals Project); New York (New York)
Note: Appendixes comprise two-thirds of the document; they contain many pages of light and/or broken type.