ERIC Number: ED359176
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Critical Issues in Reforming Elementary Teacher Preparation in Mathematics and Science. Conference Proceedings (Greeley, Colorado, October 10-13, 1991).
Gardner, April L., Ed.; Cochran, Kathryn F., Ed.
The purpose of the conference reported in this document was to bring together national leaders in teacher education to disseminate findings and innovations in the reform of elementary teacher preparation in mathematics and science. The proceedings begin with a presentation of invited addresses: "New Curricula in Elementary Mathematics: What Are the Critical Factors?" (Shirley M. Frye); "The Reform of Elementary School Science: The Critical Issues" (Roger W. Bybee); and "The Integration of Content and Pedagogy in Teaching" (Hilda Borko). The proceedings then present 11 project summaries. Papers form 8 panel sessions comprise the main body of the proceedings; panel themes are teacher knowledge issues, special issues in teacher preparation, and institutional coordination issues. The panel session titles are: (1) Developing Teachers' Mathematics and Science Content Knowledge; (2) Developing Teachers' Pedagogical Knowledge; (3) Developing a Cohesive Program; (4) Underrepresented Groups in Mathematics/Science; (5) Technology in Science and Mathematics Education; (6) School and University Collaboration; (7) Promoting University Faculty Development; and (8) Establishing Administrative Support. The document concludes with an ethnographic summary, "An Interpretive Account of a Conference on the Preparation of Elementary Teachers of Science and Mathematics" (Kenneth G. Tobin). Three appendices provide the conference agenda and lists of conference presenters and conference participants. (LL)
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, College School Cooperation, Course Content, Curriculum Development, Demonstration Programs, Education Majors, Educational Innovation, Educational Technology, Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary School Science, Elementary School Teachers, Higher Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Program Improvement, Teacher Educators
Center for Research on Teaching and Learning, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO 80639.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: University of Northern Colorado, Greeley.