ERIC Number: ED310637
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Apr
The New York City Staff Development Program in Mathematics for High School Teachers and Supervisors, 1987-1988.
Berney, Tomi D.; Friedman, Grace Ibanez
The state-funded New York City Staff Development Program in Mathematics was a five-workshop series serving bilingual/English-as-a-Second-Language teachers teaching mathematics, and mathematics teachers unfamiliar with the special needs of limited-English-proficient (LEP) high school students. Supervisors were also invited to participate. Workshop topics included the relationship between language and mathematics, the relationship between students' cognitive styles and mathematics learning, and improved ways to prepare LEP students to pass the state competency test in mathematics. Participants evaluated the workshops by questionnaire. The objective that 90% of participants would be highly satisfied with each aspect of the workshops was not met, but 81% indicated a high level of satisfaction. The program was well planned, well implemented, and appeared to meet a real and significant need. Follow-up conferences to reflect on and discuss implementation of techniques and strategies are recommended. (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Classroom Techniques, Cognitive Style, Educational Strategies, English (Second Language), High Schools, Inservice Teacher Education, Language Teachers, Limited English Speaking, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Teachers, Minimum Competency Testing, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Secondary School Teachers, Staff Development, State Aid, Supervisors, Teacher Workshops
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Research, Evaluation, and Assessment.