ERIC Number: ED418881
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Eisenhower Mathematics and Science Education Regional Consortia Program: Final Evaluation Report.
Haslam, M. Bruce; Turnbull, Brenda J.; Humphrey, Daniel C.
This report analyzes the contributions that the 10 Eisenhower Regional Mathematics and Science Education Consortia have made to U.S. efforts to reform mathematics and science education. The United States Congress authorized the Regional Consortia Program in 1990 under the Excellence in Mathematics, Science, and Engineering Education Program. In reauthorizing the Regional Consortia Program, Congress reaffirmed the purpose of the Consortia supported by the program as being to disseminate exemplary mathematics and science education instructional materials and assist school staff in the implementation of teaching methods and assessment tools. The data presented in this report were collected largely in the spring of 1996 through surveys, interviews, site visits, and review of a variety of documents. Another more limited round of data collection was completed in spring 1997. This included telephone interviews and document review. Chapters include: (1) "Introduction"; (2) "Evolution of the Regional Consortia Program and the Challenge of Working with Intensive Sites"; (3) "Professional Development"; (4) "Teams and Networks: Consortia Links To the Field"; (5) "Promising Practices"; (6) "The Use of Technology by the Consortia"; (7) "Networking and Coordination"; and (8) "Conclusions". Appendices contain the survey procedures, instruments, and program indicators. (ASK)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC. Planning and Evaluation Service.
Authoring Institution: Policy Studies Associates, Inc., Washington, DC.; SRI International, Menlo Park, CA.
Identifiers: Dwight D Eisenhower Math and Science Educ Program