ERIC Number: ED255523
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Retraining Programs to Alleviate Teacher Shortages in Mathematics and Science.
McGeever, James M.
Four successful mathematics and science teacher retraining programs are described. The programs were based on identified local teacher shortages and continued as long as the need existed. Trainers had a thorough mastery of context and method and were able to relate to the adult learner. Trainees were experienced and successful teachers from other subject areas with established classroom management skills who had an aptitude and desire to learn and teach mathematics and science. Effective programs had close cooperation with local school districts, state education agencies, and institutions of higher education. Trainees were provided opportunities to practice teaching with a master teacher, beginning with short period of teaching relatively easy subject matter, and gradually progressing to longer periods of teaching more complex content. Initiating agencies in successful programs monitored the progress of individual trainees and assumed a nuturing role in regard to their development as mathematics and science teachers. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Appalachia Educational Lab., Charleston, WV.
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (69th, March 31-April 4, 1984, Chicago, IL).