ERIC Number: ED401107
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
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Secondary and Postsecondary Math Education in Chuuk State, Federated States of Micronesia.
Patacsil, Peter E.
The public high school and three private high schools in Chuuk State (formerly called Truk), Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), are located on the main island of Weno. This report documents the present state of secondary and postsecondary mathematics education in Chuuk State. The information is primarily based on interviews with administrators and mathematics teachers at both the secondary and postsecondary levels in Chuuk State. It is reported that the quality of mathematics education varies from school to school ranging from an evolving system at the public high school to high quality and a commitment to excellence at Xavier High School, one of two Catholic high schools on the island. Except for these two catholic schools, there appears to be a shortage of mathematics teachers at the secondary level. The associate degree and three of the four certificate programs offered by the extension center of the College of Micronesia (COM) specify mathematics requirements. However, data indicate that COM's Chuuk State campus has difficulty in recruiting and retaining mathematics instructors. It was concluded that there is a shortage of mathematics teachers both at the secondary and postsecondary level in Chuuk State. (JRH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Location: Federated States of Micronesia