ERIC Number: ED419687
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Bridging the Gap: Equity in Systemic Reform. A Pocket Panorama of the Landscape Study, 1997.
Kahle, Jane Butler; Rogg, Steven R.
In 1991, Ohio received funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for a Statewide Systemic Initiative called Discovery to reform science and mathematics education. Funding since that year has included a grant to identify barriers to science and mathematics education reform, particularly barriers such as community and school resources, teaching practices, and student attitudes, that may result in achievement differences among groups of students. State funding to improve the college education of all teachers of science and mathematics was also received. In 1995, four years into Ohio's systemic reform, a study to describe the landscape of science and mathematics education was begun. The findings, published annually in the Pocket Panorama, describe a changing landscape along with documenting accomplishments and continuing challenges. Because proficiency test scores are not accessible for individual students, Discovery developed valid and reliable tests to assess how the reform is meeting the challenges. This edition of the Panorama presents information on the location of reform programs, the number of participants (schools, principals, teachers, and students), and profiles how the student sample compares with all Ohio students. Teacher and student responses have been contrasted with the amount of professional development teachers have had as part of the reform. Educational aids in the home, professional development providers, and changes in classroom practices are also discussed. (PVD)
Descriptors: Educationally Disadvantaged, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Instructional Innovation, Learning Strategies, Mathematics Education, Partnerships in Education, Science Course Improvement Projects, Science Education, Student Attitudes, Teacher Improvement, Teaching Methods
OSI-Discovery, Miami University, 420 McGuffey Hall, Oxford, OH 45056-1693.
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA.; Ohio Board of Regents, Columbus.
Authoring Institution: Ohio's Systemic Initiative Discovery, Oxford.
Identifiers - Location: Ohio