ERIC Number: ED380284
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
The Role of Faculty from the Scientific Disciplines in the Undergraduate Education of Future Science and Mathematics Teachers. Proceedings of the National Science Foundation Workshop.
National Science Foundation, Washington, DC. Directorate for Education and Human Resources.
The National Science Foundation (NSF), through its Division of Undergraduate Education, is undertaking a major effort to significantly improve the mathematics and science education of prospective elementary and secondary school teachers. NSF had two major goals in organizing this workshop. The first goal was for the Foundation to learn from active scientists who have been involved in developing exciting and interesting courses, and from experts in elementary and secondary school education, about the needs of prospective teachers and about promising approaches for undergraduate science education that are particularly appropriate for prospective teachers. The second major goal of the Workshop was to provide information, encouragement, and inspiration to faculty from the scientific disciplines as they seriously consider their role in the preparation of prospective teachers. The first portion of the proceedings contains group presentations on the following themes: innovative instruction, valuing diversity in the educational process, research on teaching and learning, and assessment and evaluation. This portion of the proceedings also addresses the strategies that faculty in the scientific disciplines can employ that would be particularly appropriate for prospective elementary, middle, and secondary school teachers. The second portion of the proceedings contains presentations on the role of faculty in the undergraduate education of science and mathematics teachers from the following disciplines: chemistry, engineering and computer science, geosciences, interdisciplinary, life sciences, mathematical sciences, and physics. The proceedings of each disciplinary panel contain reports from thematic group representatives. Supplementary materials include a listing of participants, and information on NSF support for preparation of teaches. (LZ)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Researchers; Practitioners; Administrators
Authoring Institution: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC. Directorate for Education and Human Resources.