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ERIC Number: ED312254
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Nov
Pages: 17
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Effective Inservice for Elementary School Teachers: A Summer Mathematics Institute.
Greabell, Leon C.; Phillips, E. Ray
This study evaluated the effectiveness of mathematics inservice training for elementary teachers delivered in the longer-term institute format. The goal of the institute was to improve teachers' ability to provide meaningful, effective mathematics instruction to elementary school children. Specifically the investigators sought answers to the following: (1) To what extent did teachers master the mathematical content presented in the 12-day institute; and (2) To what extent did teaching behaviors change as a result of improved mathematical knowledge? The 18 participants were elementary school teachers in a rural county in West Central Florida. The program was delivered in twelve 5-hour sessions at the conclusion of the school year, The evidence gathered from post-institute analysis indicated that the teachers significantly improved their understanding of mathematical content, and appeared to have integrated this newly acquired knowledge into their everyday teaching behaviors. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Florida