ERIC Number: ED402208
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Jan-10
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The Maryland Collaborative for Teacher Preparation: Making Sense of the Enactment of Reform in the Preparation of Specialist Teachers of Mathematics and Science.
McGinnis, J. Randy; And Others
The Maryland Collaborative for Teacher Preparation (MCTP) is a National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded statewide undergraduate program whose goal is to promote the development of professional teachers who are confident teaching mathematics and science using technology, can make connections between and among the disciplines, and can provide an exciting and challenging learning environment for students of diverse backgrounds. This paper presents a reflection on the research conducted in a longitudinal, multi-level, multi-dimensional research program charged with documenting and interpreting the development and implementation of the teacher preparation program in mathematics and science education. The intent of the reflection is to contribute toward the researchers' sense-making as the research program enters its fourth year of operation. It is also offered as a case study of research from which interested readers may gain insights to assist their research efforts in diverse contexts. Emergent findings and questions relate to the decisions made in the following areas: the research team; the research design; the research instruments; the data collection; and the data analysis. A call for internal support of research efforts within NSF-funded teacher preparation projects is made to support knowledge growth in this critical realm. Contains 26 references. (JRH)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Research
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Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA.
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