ERIC Number: ED305331
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Mar-4
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Preparing Elementary Teachers To Teach Mathematics with a Problem-Solving Approach: A University/School Collaborative Effort.
Kroll, Diana Lambdin
The Preparing Elementary Teachers to Teach Mathematics Project is a cooperative university/school effort to improve the teaching of mathematics by elementary teachers. Although the primary focus of the project is the improvement of the university training of preservice teachers (PSTs) in mathematics, there are two important collaborative aspects to this project. The first is the development of a close working relationship with a school district to jointly sponsor and supervise early field experiences for all PSTs. The second is the establishment of support mechanisms to help practicing teachers in the school district in broadening their views of the nature of mathematics and in utilizing innovative teaching techniques for improving mathematical thinking skills and use of problem-solving strategies. Thus, local teachers should eventually be able to serve as role models in the teaching of mathematics using a problem-solving approach. (Author/JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (Anaheim, CA, March 2-5, 1989).