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ERIC Number: ED445927
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Apr
Pages: 37
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Facilitators and Barriers to Achieving Equity and Reform in Middle-School Mathematics.
Goodell, Joanne E.; Parker, Lesley H.; Kahle, Jane Butler
The purpose of the study described in this paper was to determine the facilitators and barriers teachers in middle-school mathematics classrooms faced when trying to implement equity and reform objectives. The study is set in the context of the Statewide Systemic Initiative (SSI) in Ohio known as Project Discovery. In 1995, a major evaluation of the SSI, known as The Landscape Study, was begun. Both quantitative and qualitative data were collected from a wide range of sources across the state. This study focuses on the qualitative data collected at seven middle-school sites visited over a twelve-month period. Data were analyzed using a framework which outlined four dimensions of reform developed by Rossman. These dimensions were Technical, Cultural, Political and Moral. A fifth dimension designated Caring was also identified. The paper concludes with a series of challenges for reformers and equity advocates. (Contains 35 references.) (Author/ASK)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Ohio