ERIC Number: ED441669
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Apr
Local Capacity and State Policies in Colorado: Obstacles to Standards-Based Mathematics Education Reform.
Haug, Carolyn A.
This study is an investigation of the responses of four Colorado school districts to a set of standards-based education (SBE) policy instruments that originated from the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), the state of Colorado, and the federal government. The paper first describes Colorado standards-based mathematics reform policy which has three sources: (1) NCTM documents; (2) federal education policy; and (3) state education policy. Interviews, first-hand document collection, classroom observations, and observations of teacher training were the data collection methods used. Findings suggest that for SBE reform to significantly impact math classrooms, states and districts will need to provide more opportunities for teachers to understand NCTM's vision of SBE reform, additional time and quality professional development that allows teachers to make such fundamental changes, and assistance in alleviating other pressing problems, particularly in lower achieving, lower socio-economic districts. (Contains 57 references.) (ASK)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Colorado