ERIC Number: ED439943
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
The Journey Begins: First Year Activities of the MUSI Mathematics/Science Resource Teachers. A Report on the Milwaukee Urban Systemic Initiative.
Huinker, DeAnn; Pearson, Gretchen
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). Central to the design of MUSI was the establishment of a cadre of Mathematics/Science Resource Teachers (MSRT) to mobilize the school community to embrace high expectations for all students in mathematics and science and to develop effective teaching and learning strategies to achieve the goals of MUSI. The purpose of this report is to contribute data to the formative evaluation of MUSI concerning its first year of implementation. It consists of summaries, compilations, and reflections upon the activities engaged in by MSRT during the 1996-97 school year. Appendices contain a list of the First Wave MUSI school and First Cohort of Mathematics/Science Resource Teachers. (ASK)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Mathematics Achievement, Mathematics Teachers, Science Achievement, Science Instruction, Science Teachers, 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.