ERIC Number: ED204166
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
A Statewide Survey of Teachers of Mathematics--Oregon 1976-77.
This report focuses on determining the effect of five years of the Oregon System of Mathematics Education (OSME) on teachers and their teaching practices. The instrument, first used in 1974-75, was administered to nearly 5,000 teachers of mathematics in Oregon. Minor changes were made in the questionnaire to obtain more information about instructional resources as well as the availability and student use of calculators and computers. The follow-up survey was designed so that comparisons could be made with the first survey to see if substantial shifts had occurred in any of the measured factors. In addition to presenting and discussing the second survey's results, the report makes two major conclusions: (1) OSME has made a significant impact on teachers in Oregon; and (2) Those teachers who are most likely to participate in OSME and most likely to profit from OSME experiences are typically mathematics instructors who would be recognized as outstanding or better than average. A copy of the 30-item instrument used is included in this report. (MP)
Descriptors: Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Mathematics Curriculum, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Teachers, School Surveys, State Surveys, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Surveys
Greg Thomas, Teaching Research, Oregon College of Education, Monmouth, OR 97361 ($2.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oregon State System of Higher Education, Monmouth. Teaching Research Div.