ERIC Number: ED306910
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
School-University Mathematics (SUM) Program.
Virginia Commonwealth Univ., Richmond.; American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC.
Virginia Commonwealth University's School-University Mathematics (SUM) program, described in this report, is designed to foster collegial relationships between university faculty and secondary mathematics teachers via summer mathematics colloquia, academic year collaborative inservice courses, and a Mathematics Teacher-in-Residence program. SUM was developed in response to the needs of certified secondary school mathematics teachers in Virginia for: more in-service training in areas of math that are of increasing importance; more opportunities for their professional growth as mathematicians and teachers of math; and mechanisms to encourage secondary school teachers to play leadership roles in collegial, ongoing programs. In the Mathematics Colloquia, secondary teachers and university faculty learn together to play leadership roles in the math community by developing presentations, writing journal articles, and planning the cooperative in-service courses for teachers. The Teacher-in-Residence program features an academic year's university residency for a secondary teacher who studies a new area of mathematics, teaches university mathematics classes, directs student teachers, and promotes curriculum articulation between university and secondary schools. The outcome of this program, which will serve 150 people, will be evaluated and analyzed for potential effectiveness as a national model. Appended is a description of the Mathematics Teacher-in-Residence program. (Author/SM)
Descriptors: College Faculty, College School Cooperation, Faculty Development, Higher Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Mathematics Curriculum, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Teachers, Models, Program Descriptions, Secondary School Teachers, State Universities, Summer Programs, Teacher Improvement
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Virginia Commonwealth Univ., Richmond.; American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC.