ERIC Number: ED047950
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Research Report of the Specialized Teacher Project, 1968-1969.
San Diego County Dept. of Education, CA.
The Specialized Teacher Project is a program designed to study the effect on pupil achievement in mathematics of a trade-off teaching assignment of mathematics classes combined with an appropriate inservice training program. In the trade-off arrangement, a teacher with particular interest in mathematics is paired with a teacher whose primary interest is in another area. The specific purpose of this study was to measure the achievement of second and fifth grade students who were taught by teachers who: (1) had inservice and traded-off establishing a home and a visited class; (2) had no inservice and traded-off; (3) had inservice but did not trade-off; (4) had no inservice and did not trade-off. Conclusions drawn from the results of the research include: (1) in grade 2, the inservice training program had a very strong effect on mathematics achievement whether or not the teacher traded-off; (2) in grade 2, the inservice training program was particularly effective in classes from disadvantaged areas; (3) in both grades, the trade-off arrangement did not have a large effect on mathematics achievement of either the home class or the visited class; (4) the inservice training program appears to have had a much more limited effect at grade 5 than at grade 2. (FL)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.
Authoring Institution: San Diego County Dept. of Education, CA.
Note: One of Mathematics Improvement Programs