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ERIC Number: ED395803
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Apr
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Evaluating the Transformation of the Teaching/Learning Culture of Schools Involved in Systemic Science and Mathematics Educational Reform.
Davila, Norma; And Others
A whole-school intervention strategy to transform the teaching/learning culture of schools was designed and implemented at an NSF (National Science Foundation)-sponsored SSI (Statewide Systemic Initiative) program for educational reform in science and mathematics in its pilot and dissemination stages. The SSI simultaneously provides: effective curricula, alternative assessment, low-cost materials, pertinent professional development, alternate management styles, and supportive evaluation and monitoring. The strategy focuses on the school as a community and requires voluntary participation of all science and mathematics teachers as well as support and collaboration of the principal. Participant empowerment, participant motivation, paradigm shifts, and student achievement have been consistent across the pilot and dissemination stages emphasizing the usefulness of the strategy in meeting the program's goals. The strategy is a viable option for the long-term sustainability of educational reform efforts. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Reform Efforts; State Systemic Initiative; Teacher Empowerment
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New York, NY, April, 1996).