ERIC Number: ED351402
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Opening up the Mathematics and Science Filters: Our Schools Did It, So Can Yours! A Nine Step Guide to Increasing Minority Student Participation in Mathematics and Science.
American Univ., Washington, DC. Mid-Atlantic Equity Center.
This publication is a practical guide to implementing the Mathematics, Science, and Minorities: K-6 (MSM: K-6) Project, a program to increase minority student participation in mathematics and sciences in the kindergarten through sixth grade levels. The guide is organized into five parts. Part 1 is an introduction that explains why minority participation in mathematics and sciences is important, describes how this particular project began, notes typical obstacles to be overcome, and describes project components. Part 2 contains four testimonials from different schools that have implemented the project in the District of Columbia metropolitan area. Two accounts are told from the teacher's point of view, one is a principal's reflection, and the other is told from the guidance counselor's point of view. Part 3 is the key section that describes a nine-step implementation process (determining the nature of the problem, deciding how to get started, developing goals, identifying leadership teams, developing intervention plans, implementing a staff development program, implementing a school-based intervention plan, disseminating and institutionalizing, and evaluating). Part 4 offers reflections on what might have been done differently at locations where the program is in place. Part 5 is a summary. Four appendixes contain research study information, a list of project consultants, a checklist for reformers, and first year reflections. (JB)
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, Educational Change, Educational Opportunities, Elementary Education, Mathematics Instruction, Minority Group Children, Principals, Program Implementation, Public Schools, School Counselors, Science Instruction, Student Attitudes, Student Participation, Teacher Attitudes, Urban Schools
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Univ., Washington, DC. Mid-Atlantic Equity Center.
Identifiers: District of Columbia Public Schools; Montgomery County Public Schools MD; Prince Georges County Public Schools MD