ERIC Number: ED365510
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Improving Mathematics and Science Education in Arizona: Recommendations for the Eisenhower Higher Education Program.
Vandegrift, Judith A.; Dickey, Linda
In 1992, the dynamics of national and state math/science reform efforts prompted the Arizona Board of Regents to request a study to improve the development and dissemination of grants that are funded by the higher education portion of the Eisenhower Act. The results of that evaluation are presented in three parts. Part 1 reviews the reform efforts in mathematics and science education, the need to improve students' mathematics and science skills, and trends in mathematics and science K-12 education. Part 2 looks at the role of the state's institutions of higher education (IHE) Eisenhower programs, presents the methodology of the study, gives a history of Arizona's IHE Eisenhower Program, and discusses project questions and answers. Part 3 presents and discusses the nine recommendations related to full-time administrative staff; distribution and revision of requests for proposals; revision of the grant application review process; a coherent strategy for state-level IHE program evaluation; dissemination of effective mathematics and science education training programs; grant writing assistance and feedback; and coordination with the Arizona Department of Education. Ten appendices contain names of interviewees, interview and survey responses, perspectives from other states, analysis of Arizona Eisenhower RFPs, a list of Arizona IHE Eisenhower programs (1990-1993), federal regulations governing IHE Eisenhower Programs, and preliminary recommendations. (MDH)
Descriptors: Demonstration Programs, Educational Assessment, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Programs, Financial Support, Higher Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Instructional Improvement, Mathematics Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Program Improvement, School Surveys, Science Education, State Federal Aid, Teacher Attitudes
Morrison Institute for Public Policy, School of Public Affairs, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287-4405.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Arizona State Univ., Tempe. Morrison Inst. for Public Policy.
Identifiers: Arizona; Dwight D Eisenhower Math and Science Educ Program