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ERIC Number: ED409168
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Mar
Pages: 78
Abstractor: N/A
The Science Reforms: Mapping the Progress of Reform and Multiple Contexts of Influence.
Thompson, Charles L.; And Others
The findings reported in this paper are taken from the third phase of a multi-level examination of science and mathematics education reform in Michigan supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and known as the Michigan Statewide Systemic Initiative (MSSI). The third phase of the study seeks to learn what progress Michigan's teachers have made in understanding the reform ideas and putting them into practice in their classrooms. The questions that guide this study pertain to the nature of the science and mathematics curriculum taught in the state's public schools and how it is being taught, the reasons for the significant progress shown by some teachers toward the realization of the new standards for content and pedagogy, particular difficulties or obstacles with which those on the path to reform are struggling, and the suggestions implied by the data for reform-mined policy makers and professionals. Twelve teachers are profiled in the context of this study. Detailed information is provided within the paper about the results of classroom observations and interviews with these teachers. Contains 32 references. (DDR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Michigan