ERIC Number: ED343811
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-May
Reference Count: N/A
The UMC Guide to Documentation. A Report from the Urban Mathematics Collaborative (UMC) Documentation Project. Program Report 91-2.
Pittelman, Susan D.; And Others
The Urban Mathematics Collaborataive (UMC) project has the goal of contributing to the improvement of mathematics education in the inner-city schools by identifying models to enhance the professional lives of teachers and encouraging the entry of high school mathematics teachers into a larger mathematics community including mathematicians from higher education and industry. This guide shares some of the insights and the instruments that were created to document the benefits of the project and to help the UMC Collaboratives to carry on their own documentation efforts. The guide contains five sections. Section I describes the UMC project and the rationale for the guide. Section II explains why documentation is important, and distinguishes it from evaluation. Section III sets guidelines for establishing a documentation plan. Section IV gives an overview of the UMC documentation project that includes methods of data collection, a detailed description of suggested monthly reports, a description of the electronic network linking the collaboratives, large-scale surveys, demographic surveys, site visits, special UMC functions, and case studies. The Appendixes include monthly report forms, sample evaluation forms for activities, questions from the Diary of Professional Relationships, large-scale surveys, and demographic surveys. (MDH)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Center for Education Research, Madison.