ERIC Number: ED341554
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Institute Overview: Development, Goals, Structure and Content. Dissemination Packet--Summer 1989: Booklet #1.
Knee, David; McKeough, William J.
The Teacher Training Institute at Hofstra University (New York), a 3-year program of inservice courses and special events of exemplary secondary school mathematics teachers. The institute was the joint effort of the Hofstra University Mathematics Department and School of Secondary Education. It was developed by a broad base of concerned educators from Hofstra University, the Nassau County (New York) Mathematics Teachers Association, and key mathematics educators from area schools, and was sponsored by the National Science Foundation. Approximately 60 teachers participated during the 2-year-long cycles (summer, 1986 through June, 1987, and summer, 1987 through June, 1988) and the capstone summer program in 1988. This booklet is the first in a series of nine and provides an overview of the origins, the development, the goals, the structure, the course of study contents, and various findings and outcomes concerning the workings of the Institute. Included in this booklet are: (1) an introduction to this series of booklets with contact information; (2) a listing of the faculty and teaching assistants, the participants, and the staff; (3) a short history of the origins and the goals of the Institute; (4) an outline of the general structure, course sequencing, and supporting activities; (5) a list of courses offered with brief descriptions; (6) a discussion of the successful outcomes and the goals attained, as well as the ideas that did not work; (7) a summary of participation statistics; and (8) appendices which contain the entrance questionnaire, the pretest/posttest form, the course and instructor evaluation form, and various news articles and announcements. (JJK)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Hofstra Univ., Hempstead, NY. Dept. of Mathematics.; Hofstra Univ., Hempstead, NY. School of Secondary Education.