ERIC Number: ED442645
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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Assessing the Impact of a Teacher Enhancement Program on Classroom Environment.
Hurst, Roy W.
An enhancement program was implemented whose overall goal was to improve the teaching of life science and biology as an inquiry-oriented and socially relevant discipline in rural Minnesota schools. Teams of elementary, middle, and high school teachers from selected districts spent 6 weeks in a residential workshop program during the summer, followed by weekend sessions during the academic year. Science educators, college biology instructors, and other biology professionals employed an activities-based approach to learning science, teaching methodology, and science processes with the goal of improving science instruction at participating schools. A study examined the impact of the enhancement program in terms of its effect on teachers' instruction and classroom environment, as well as assessed the program's impact beyond the participants' own classrooms. (CCM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Minnesota