ERIC Number: ED047959
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Feb-5
Reference Count: 0
The Role of Research on Mathematics in Elementary Schools.
Hayman, John L., Jr.
Discussed are the difficulties of implementing research findings in elementary schools; i.e. effecting a change at the level of interaction between teacher and pupil. An inherent difficulty is communicating research findings to the people in the local school systems who must act on them. The author states that even if this is remedied the following problem remains: convincing a person to act on what is to him unfamiliar information and to change his behavior when he has no readily apparent investment in the change. To solve this problem the author proposes involving teachers to the extent that they feel a part of the investigations and have some investment in their outcomes. From his own experiences he cites three ways in which this may be accomplished; the use of demonstration centers as training sites, getting as many teachers as possible actively involved in the research project, and urging teachers to try individual research studies within their own classrooms. (Author/CT)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park.
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Feb. 4-7, 1971, New York City, N.Y.)