ERIC Number: ED201533
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
The EQUALS Teacher Education Program.
Kreinberg, Nancy; Stage, Elizabeth K.
This paper describes the EQUALS teacher education program to assist educators in increasing participation of females in mathematics courses. The goal of the program was to increase educators' awareness of the issues surrounding the problem of mathematics avoidance among females, and particularly the future consequences for those students who avoided mathematics. Teaching strategies and materials were provided to actively engage students in doing mathematics and understanding the relevance of math to their future career options. The materials were presented in a workshop format to K-12 educators, as well as counselors, curriculum specialists, and principals. The impact of the workshop on participating educators was measured by surveying their satisfaction with program elements, their implementation of program activities, and their continued professional growth. (Author/DS)
Descriptors: Career Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary Secondary Education, Females, Higher Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Mathematical Enrichment, Mathematics Anxiety, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction, Program Descriptions, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Secondary School Mathematics, Teacher Workshops
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Los Angeles, CA, April 13-17, 1981).