ERIC Number: ED291600
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Oct
A Model Program in Science, Mathematics, and Technology. Final Report TP87-9.
McDowell, Ceasar; And Others
Over the past 5 years parents, industry leaders, and policy makers have called repeatedly for the improvement of mathematics and science education in urban schools and for measures to insure that all students are "technologically literate." Various efforts at the national, state, and local levels have emerged in response to these calls, with projects ranging from software development to teacher training and from student skill development to business, school, and university partnerships. This report is a description of a collaborative project. One of the primary goals of the report is to share the experience of this project in a manner that will both guide and inform colleagues. The report has been organized along the four themes of the project: (1) the use of new technologies for mathematics, science, and computing education; (2) student motivation and achievement training; (3) school leadership and team building; and (4) building a collaborative process to facilitate school improvement. Each section provides a detailed account of the entire process, from conceptualization to implementation. A brief history of the collaborating institutions, and an overview of the project's goals and objectives precede the discussion of the four major themes of this project. (CW)
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Cooperative Planning, Curriculum Development, Educational Cooperation, Educational Technology, Leadership, Mathematics Education, School Business Relationship, Science and Society, Science Education, Secondary Education, Secondary School Mathematics, Secondary School Science, Student Motivation, Technological Advancement, Technological Literacy
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Massachusetts State Board of Regents of Higher Education, Boston.; Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Educational Technology Center, Cambridge, MA.
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