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ERIC Number: ED312249
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Jun
Pages: 42
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Targeting New Teachers & Teaching by Novel Techniques.
Hopkins, Patricia; And Others
In 1988-89, the Science Academy, a magnet program at LBJ High School (Austin, Texas), was awarded a two-year grant called Double TNT to "target new teachers" and "teach by novel techniques." The purposes of the program include: (1) interesting minority and female students in science; (2) attracting minority and female students to the teaching of science; (3) enriching the elementary science curriculum; (4) improving teaching skills in the sciences; and (5) increasing private sector involvement in the Science Academy and its activities. Major findings are presented in the areas of: (1) service to the district; (2) mini-mentorship for students; (3) Science Academy Summer Institute 1988; (4) recruitment challenges; (5) private sector involvement; and (6) video enrichment. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Austin Independent School District, TX. Office of Research and Evaluation.