ERIC Number: ED407246
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Jun
Teacher Enhancement Programs: A Perspective on the Last Four Decades.
Frechtling, Joy A.; And Others
The term "teacher enhancement" is recent; however, its underlying goal--to improve, broaden, and deepen the disciplinary and pedagogical knowledge of elementary and secondary teachers employed in public schools--has been addressed by educators and educational policymakers in the past, usually through the mechanism of inservice training. This report presents a perspective on teacher enhancement programs over the last four decades. Chapters include: (1) "Historical Perspectives on Current Teacher Enhancement Programs in Science and Mathematics" covering the period before the 1950s to the 1990s; (2) "Current Teacher Development/Enhancement Programs in Science and Mathematics"; and (3) "What Evaluations Tell Us about the Impact of Teacher Enhancement Programs". Appendices include lists of teacher enhancement programs and teacher enhancement programs with evaluation components. (JRH)
Descriptors: Educational History, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Mathematics Teachers, Professional Development, Public Schools, Science Teachers, Teacher Education
National Science Foundation, Directorate for Education and Human Resources, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22230.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA. Directorate for Education and Human Resources.
Authoring Institution: Westat, Inc., Rockville, MD.