ERIC Number: ED439941
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-May
Second Year Site Visits to Milwaukee Urban Systemic Initiative Schools. Report for the Milwaukee Public Schools.
Huinker, DeAnn; Coan, Cheryl
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 Milwaukee Urban Systemic Initiative (MUSI). The purpose of this report is to contribute data to the formative evaluation of MUSI. It reports the results of site visits to the First and Second Wave MUSI schools in Spring, 1998. Data were collected from a purposeful sample of MUSI schools. The criteria for selecting First Wave Schools included being a site visit school during the previous year and having the same mathematics and science resource teacher (MSRT) for both years. Second Wave Schools were selected that had the same MSRT for the entire year. No two schools with the same MSRT were selected. A balance of first and second wave schools was distributed across the geographic regions of the district. These site visits were conducted towards the end of the first year of implementation. Conversations with students, teachers, and principals and classroom observations are reported. Observations of classroom practice, equity, and classroom communities between students and teachers were highlighted.(Appendices contain the student and teacher group interview protocol along with the principal interview protocol and rubric classroom observations.) (ASK)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Mathematics Achievement, Mathematics Teachers, Principals, Questionnaires, Science Achievement, Science Instruction, Science Teachers, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, 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; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Milwaukee. Center for Mathematics and Science Education Research.