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ERIC Number: ED299156
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluating and Modifying a Teaching Assistant Training Program for a Workshop-Style Mathematics Course. Final Report.
For several years, the University of Massachusetts has been developing a series of introductory-level mathematics courses which place primary emphasis on the development of problem solving and conceptual skills. As the need arose for more instructors for this course, an instructor-training program was developed. This report describes the development of classroom observation techniques that are used not only as a basis for program and teacher evaluation, but also as a device for in-service training. Instructors use these observation schedules, which focus on use of class time and patterns of teacher/student interaction, to observe and give feedback to one another. They were developed for use in workshop-style classrooms in which the instructor spends a majority of class time monitoring students as they work cooperatively in small groups. The courses in the Basic Math program, the teaching method, and the training program are described. (MNS)
Descriptors: Classroom Observation Techniques, College Mathematics, Course Descriptions, Higher Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Mathematics Teachers, Remedial Mathematics, Teacher Behavior, Teacher Student Relationship, Teaching Assistants, Teaching Methods, Time Factors (Learning), Workshops
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts Univ., Amherst.
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