ERIC Number: ED309025
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Jul-31
Reference Count: N/A
Secondary Mathematics Education in San Diego and Imperial Counties. California Mathematics Project Final Report. Report #5.
Souviney, Randall; And Others
In San Diego and Imperial Counties (California) all high schools now require between 2 and 3 years of mathematics of their students. This represents almost a doubling of the minimum mathematics requirements in the last 2 years. While the requirements have been increasing, the availability of qualified secondary mathematics teachers has been decreasing. Over 70% of the mathematics teacher appointments made during the past 6 years were teachers already in the systems who transferred from other disciplines. The central goal of the University of California San Diego/San Diego State University (UCSD/SDSU) California Mathematics Project was to provide information useful in planning re-training programs for secondary mathematics teachers in San Diego and Imperial Counties. This report specifies the current status of secondary mathematics teaching in this area. Discussions include a profile of mathematics teachers, a follow-up of the re-training program, and program evaluation. Included are 18 tables and 18 references. Appendices include the district survey, teacher survey, and information about the Mathematics Diagnostic Testing Project exams. (DC)
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Educational Improvement, Educational Innovation, High Schools, Inservice Teacher Education, Mathematics Education, Problem Solving, Program Evaluation, Retraining, Secondary School Mathematics, Secondary School Teachers, Socioeconomic Influences, Student Motivation, Surveys, Teacher Qualifications, Teacher Shortage
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers; Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: California Univ., San Diego, La Jolla. Center for Human Information Processing.
Identifiers - Location: California