ERIC Number: ED399981
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Jul-22
Eisenhower Pre-Service Teacher Education Project, Higher Education Consortium Region III. Final Report.
The Eisenhower Pre-Service Teacher Education Project was developed by the University of Central Florida, the five community colleges in Region III of the Higher Education Consortium, and the private college and universities in the same region to design curriculum changes to improve the preparation of elementary and secondary math and science teachers. Faculty members at participating institutions developed projects designed to both improve the math and science content knowledge of pre-service teachers, as well as teaching methods in undergraduate math and science courses. Funded projects included the following: (1) the introduction of "hands-on" activities into college Astronomy and Oceanography courses; (2) the identification of potential K-12 pre-service teachers during their freshman and sophomore years to improve their math and science backgrounds; (3) the development of a field study guide for a college arboretum; (4) regional meetings of two-year college physics teachers to increase communication; (5) the implementation of a professional development speaker series of workshops and discussions focusing on teaching strategies; (6) the development of a statistics activity to let student teachers collect and analyze data from local elementary schools; and (7) an effort to provide methods training to four mathematics majors and allow them to teach classes at local high schools. A sample project and end-of-project evaluation are included. (HAA)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Improvement Programs, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Teachers, Postsecondary Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Science Education, Science Teachers, Student Teachers, Teacher Developed Materials, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Improvement
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Eisenhower Program for Mathematics and Science Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A