ERIC Number: ED299161
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Sep-22
Reference Count: 0
Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching for the Intermediate Grades: Report of a Long-Term Inservice Project.
Kloosterman, Peter; And Others
From March, 1987, through June, 1988, an inservice program took place to help teachers in grades 3 through 6 improve their skills in teaching mathematics and science. The teachers, from central and southern Indiana, met for a week in June, 1987 and for 3 days in June, 1988. From October, 1987, to May, 1988, workshop staff visited classrooms of the participants to help them apply workshop ideas to their specific teaching situations. A second group of teachers was added for the June, 1988, workshops. Much of the time in the June, 1988, workshops was devoted to sharing of teaching experiences among both groups of teachers. Evaluation data from the project indicate that working with teachers over an extended period of time is an excellent inservice format. Participants spoke of the camaraderie they developed over that period and of their opportunities to try out new ideas when workshop staff were available to help with any problems. Participants who attended only the June, 1988, session found teaching suggestions coming from their peers to be realistic and useful. In addition to evaluation data, the report includes outlines of project objectives, instructional activities, project administrative activities, and recommendations for organizers of similar projects. (Author/PK)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary School Science, Elementary School Teachers, Inservice Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Mathematics Curriculum, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction, Science Curriculum, Science Instruction, Staff Development, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Researchers
Sponsor: Indiana State Commission for Higher Education, Indianapolis.
Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., Bloomington. School of Education.