ERIC Number: ED439089
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Promoting Excellence in Teacher Preparation: Undergraduate Reforms in Mathematics and Science.
Powers, Myra L., Ed.; Hartley, Nancy K., Ed.
This monograph presents a collection of papers that focus on excellence in teacher education and examine questions which are critical to the reform of curriculum and pedagogy. The 10 chapters are: (1) "Using a Multi-Dimensional Web Site for Physics Instruction" (James P. Downing and Ruwang Sung); (2) "College Algebra Reform: Documenting Student Attitudes and Performance" (Kelly Chappell and Darel Hardy); (3) "A Method for Increasing Scientific Literacy in Non-Majors Science Courses" (Karen Wardle); (4) "Math and Science Education Reform: A Community College Perspective" (Susan Hobson-Panico, Bill Hoard, and Chris Romero); (5) "Investigating the Role of Standards-Based Education in a Pre-Service Secondary Math Methods Course" (Lawrence M. Lesser); (6) "Meeting the Challenges of Diversity in a Context of Reform" (Nancy Hartley, Marta Cruz-Janzen, Kevin Oltjenbruns, and Jeff Farmer); (7) "Lecture? Group Work? Activities and Case Studies? A Search for Balance" (Roberta Smilnak, Steve Williams, and Betsy Forrest); (8) "The Genesis of Change: Teacher Preparation to Promote Implementation of Multicultural Math" (JoLean Ruggles, Marilyn J. Taylor, and Jeff Buck); (9) "Teaching Physics in an Experiential Learning Studio Environment" (Sanford Kern); and (10) "Chemistry Reform Takes Root in University Setting" (Thomas C. Pentecost). (Each chapter contains references.) (SM)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Active Learning, Algebra, Chemistry, College Mathematics, College Science, Community Colleges, Computer Uses in Education, Constructivism (Learning), Cooperative Learning, Diversity (Faculty), Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Excellence in Education, Experiential Learning, Higher Education, Internet, Mathematics Education, Minority Group Teachers, Multicultural Education, Physics, Preservice Teacher Education, Problem Solving, Relevance (Education), Science Education, Scientific Literacy, Student Attitudes, Student Participation, Teacher Recruitment, Teaching Methods, Women Faculty
Rocky Mountain Teacher Education Collaborative, Colorado State University, 203 Gibbons, Fort Collins, CO 80523-1501 ($25). Tel: 970-491-6332; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Publication Type: Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA.
Authoring Institution: Colorado State Univ., Ft. Collins.