ERIC Number: ED401119
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
The Connecticut Museum Collaborative for Science Education: 1995-1996 Annual Report.
Bruckerhoff, Charles; Bruckerhoff, Theresa
The Connecticut Museum Collaborative is a partnership between four different science museums. The collaborative's main goal is to improve middle school teachers' knowledge and skills in science, mathematics, and technology, and to support the development of relevant curriculum. This report is the third year formative report of the Collaborative's operations by Curriculum Research and Evaluation (CRE). Qualitative and quantitative methods of data collection were used including site visits, interviews, document analysis, and surveys. Results indicate that the Collaborative has accomplished its objectives for year three at a reasonably high level. Data from the middle school teachers, students, museum staff, and key participants reveal that the Collaborative provides a rich and meaningful opportunity for informal science education. The main issues of the program include improving the level of teachers' and school administrators' commitment and initiative taking, increasing parents' participation, and meeting the high cost of bus transportation for classes. The report is divided into the following sections: introduction; key features of year three; descriptive data on each of the museum centers; discussion of survey data; main themes of the third year formative evaluation including issues; and summary, conclusions, and recommendations. An appendix provides examples of survey instruments used. (JRH)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Curriculum Research and Evaluation, Chaplin, CT.
Identifiers - Location: Connecticut