ERIC Number: ED373967
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Mathematics and Science Reform through School/University Collaboration: Fables from the Field in Four Middle/Junior High Schools.
Kull, Judith A.; And Others
This paper discusses the National Science Foundation Middle School Mathematics and Science Collaborative (MSC) project designed to help schools implement mathematics and science reform. The paper consists of descriptions of these efforts in four schools: (1) "Summer Subversion/Constructivist Conversion" is about the re-tailoring of pre-planned summer instruction in subject matter and pedagogy to meet the perceived needs of teachers; (2) "Teachers Nearly Jump Ship" describes a productive, well-organized team of teachers who collaborated with their principal and a university facilitator to restructure the way they work and teach; (3) "The Rochester Middle School Story" is about how Rochester's ongoing change from a junior high school to a middle school affected the school's participation in the MSC project; and (4) "Adjusting an NSF Project to a School Community" is about the struggle between the local autonomy of a truly collaborative school community and a tightly structured project designed to improve middle school mathematics and science curriculum. Contains 17 references. (MKR)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Reform Efforts
Note: A paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New Orleans, LA, April 5-8, 1994).