ERIC Number: ED359140
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Focusing on Teachers: ESEA Title II Mathematics and Science Teacher Training 1991-92.
Title II of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act provides federal funds for the improvement of mathematics and science teaching at all levels of education (pre-K through 12). In 1991-92, funds were targeted by the Austin (Texas) Independent School District to serve 630 elementary and secondary teachers of mathematics and science. A project was conducted which provided a needs assessment, staff development workshops, funds for teachers to attend professional conferences, materials and/or equipment, funds for gifted and talented programs, and a 1991-1992 evaluation of previously funded Title II projects. The needs assessment determined that teachers of mathematics and science perceive their training as sufficient to teach basic skills but are interested in further training. Staff development workshops were rated positively by most participants; elementary and secondary teachers who participated in professional conferences believe that attendance will assist in making them better teachers, and classroom observations documented the use of materials and teaching techniques demonstrated at Title II workshops. Appendices provide a needs assessment questionnaire; evaluation results of elementary, secondary, and gifted mathematics and science workshops; and professional conference evaluations. (LL)
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development, Federal Programs, Inservice Teacher Education, Instructional Materials, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Teachers, Needs Assessment, Program Evaluation, Science Instruction, Science Teachers, Teacher Improvement, Teaching Methods, Workshops
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Austin Independent School District, TX. Office of Research and Evaluation.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title II