ERIC Number: ED420499
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Recruitment and Preparation of Teachers for Mathematics Instruction: Issues of Quality and Quantity in California.
Brunsman, Bethany A.
For several years, concerns have been growing about the mathematics achievement of California's K-12 students. In September 1995, the California Mathematics Task Force issued a report entitled "A Call to Action: Improving Mathematics Achievement for All California Students". The Task Force also provided specific recommendations for the preparation of elementary school classroom teachers and secondary school teachers of mathematics. Part I of this report focuses on the teacher preparation recommendations of the Task Force and provides current information pertaining to those recommendations. It also presents extensive data on the current standards and requirements for teacher preparation in mathematics and the teaching of mathematics. Part II provides newly compiled data on the demand, availability, and assignment of mathematics teachers. Part III provides information on the California Mathematics Initiative for Teaching. (Includes 7 appendices). (ASK)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Mathematics Achievement, Mathematics Instruction, Professional Development, Standards, Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs
California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, 1812 9th Street, Sacramento, CA 95814.
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, Sacramento.
Identifiers - Location: California