ERIC Number: ED360182
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Apr
Scientist and Teacher Partnerships in Elementary Schools.
Wier, Elizabeth A.
This paper describes the development of a partnership project in New Castle County, Delaware, which teams scientists and other technical specialists with elementary teachers to enrich science activities in the teachers' classrooms. Interest in the project has evolved from a small, structured pilot program with 12 volunteers to a wide ranging project with approximately 150 volunteers in 14 schools. Activities of the volunteers include teaching of single classes or units and serving as resources outside the classroom. Problems encountered include not enough volunteers, teachers not utilizing the volunteers for help, poor communication among program participants, and incomplete record keeping about the program. Appendixes provide examples of partnership activities, evaluation forms, and a chart listing project challenges and the solutions found so far. (Contains 15 references.) (PR)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (Atlanta, GA, April, 1993).