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ERIC Number: ED351402
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Pages: 106
Abstractor: N/A
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)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
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