ERIC Number: ED364429
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Oct
Reform up Close: An Analysis of High School Mathematics and Science Classrooms. Final Report.
Porter, Andrew C.; And Others
This book presents a study of high school mathematics and science in six states, 12 districts, and 18 schools. The study is an effort to document state, district, and school policy and practices and the enacted curriculum as provided by teachers and experienced by students. The data consist of daily records of instructional practices for 62 teachers, 116 observations of 75 teachers, 81 teacher interviews, 312 teacher questionnaires, 76 school administrator interviews, 44 district administrator interviews, and 18 interviews of education agency administrators. Among the conclusions are that the study took place in a time of great transition, many state and district policies are weak but they can have strong effects, and textbooks and tests are important instructional resources that can and often do influence the nature of high school mathematics and science instruction. (PR)
Descriptors: Board of Education Policy, Classroom Research, Curriculum Research, Educational Change, Educational Policy, Educational Research, Educational Resources, High Schools, Mathematics Instruction, School Policy, Science Curriculum, Science Instruction, Science Teachers, Secondary School Mathematics, Secondary School Science, Tests, Textbooks
Wisconsin Center for Education Research, School of Education Research, University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Consortium for Policy Research in Education, New Brunswick, NJ.