ERIC Number: ED439940
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Lessons Learned: Implementation of the Milwaukee Urban Systemic Initiative in Years One and Two. Report for the Milwaukee Public Schools.
Doyle, Lynn H.; Huinker, DeAnn
The Urban Systemic Initiatives (USI) program is an effort sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF) that targets large urban school systems with the goal of sustainable implementation of high-quality, standards-based teaching for the purpose of attaining system-wide increases in students' learning of challenging mathematics and science. The Milwaukee Public Schools joined USI in 1996 with the Milwaukee Urban Systemic Initiative (MUSI). MUSI consisted of four parts. The first is the driving force that unifies all MUSI activity, which comes from the perspective that a community of learners is the best way to reform mathematics and science education in the Milwaukee Public Schools. The three remaining parts are the action forces of activities that will build a strong foundation for reform. These action forces are (1) the Mathematics and Science Resource Teachers (MSRT); (2) MUSI's professional development program; and (3) the COSMIC Center. These action forces act upon six bases, or elements, which form the foundation for change. They consist of standards-based curriculum, teaching/learning and technology, assessment, leadership, equity, and school-based support. This report contains a discussion of the findings of MUSI's ongoing internal evaluation according to each of these forces, beginning with the perspective that drives MUSI, the community of learners. Appendices contain MUSI evaluation report, rubic for classroom observations, and "Tips of the Trade" for the MSRTS. (Contains 20 references.) (ASK)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Mathematics Achievement, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Teachers, Science Achievement, Science Instruction, Science Teachers, Standards, State Programs, Teaching Methods, Urban Schools
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Center for Mathematics and Science Education Research, School of Education, 265 Enderis Hall, Milwaukee, WI 53201-0413.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Milwaukee. Center for Mathematics and Science Education Research.