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ERIC Number: ED421078
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Pages: 6
Abstractor: N/A
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The Math, Science, & Manufacturing Collaborative.
Abate, Ronald J.
The concept of a collaborative math and science project grew out of the need expressed by Cleveland State University (Ohio) engineering faculty and junior and senior high school teachers. These groups sought to provide students with connections to "real world" situations that they will face as they transition into the workplace of the future. The underlying assumptions of the collaboration are that secondary teachers' understanding of engineering concepts will be enhanced by engaging in engineering problem solving and that the teachers will then incorporate lessons learned from the experiences into their classroom teaching. The goals for the project were to: (1) improve the quality of instruction provided to students; (2) better prepare in-service teachers; (3) increase understanding of educational barriers to curricular change; (4) facilitate the exchange of information; and (5) foster the mutual respect between secondary school teachers and college/university faculty. Project activities included awareness sessions; a model curriculum workshop; a summer industry experience for teachers with faculty in which curriculum materials were developed; a follow-up team teaching experience for teacher/faculty teams; and development of a monograph describing the project. This paper discusses the awareness sessions, instructional workshops, and summer industry work experiences. Ideas for the project future are also outlined. (AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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