ERIC Number: ED417920
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Math and Science. IDRA Focus.
IDRA Newsletter, v25 n3 Mar 1998
This newsletter theme issue includes six articles on improving math and science education, particularly for poor, Limited-English-Proficient (LEP), and female students. "Effective Math and Science Instruction--The Project Approach for LEP Students" (Joseph Vigil) describes how hands-on science projects can increase student motivation, drive math and science content, and foster development of English-language math and science vocabulary. "Power Tools for Math and Science Education, Part I" (Laura Chris Green) describes promising technology tools for math and science education, including: software for test preparation; tutorials; games to teach skills, concepts, and problem solving; and applications and modeling. "What Is the Matter with Math Scores?" (Cathy Seeley) discusses U.S. and Texas mathematics achievement scores in terms of what is working (improved teaching methods, professional development) and what is not (teaching to the test, fragmented instructional approaches). In "A Central Role for Science Education Partnership," Eloy Rodriguez reflects on the successes of a school-university partnership to provide poor Latino children with a challenging university-based science "camp.""'Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice...': Gender Inequities in Mathematics" (Anita Tijerina Revilla) discusses sex bias in the classroom and useful strategies to involve girls in mathematics. "Texas Prefreshman Engineering Program: Filling the Pipeline for Workforce Diversity" (Manuel P. Berriozabal) describes an intense 8-week summer program that prepares high-achieving minority and female high school students to pursue college engineering and science studies. A sidebar "Make No Mistake: The Goal Is Equity" (Bradley Scott) describes equity goals of the IDRA Desegregation Assistance Center. Also included are a description of WOW (IDRA's workshop on workshops) and a list of educational Web sites for math and science education. (SV)
Descriptors: College Preparation, Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Females, Hands on Science, Limited English Speaking, Mathematics Achievement, Mathematics Education, Mexican American Education, Science Education, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Intercultural Development Research Association, San Antonio, TX.
Identifiers - Location: Texas