ERIC Number: ED445928
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Aug
Final Evaluation Report: TIME 2000. Spring 1998-June 1999.
Tittle, Carol Kehr; Hanlon, Ellie
There are two major purposes to the Teaching Improvements in Mathematics Education (TIME 2000) project. The first purpose is to develop and implement recruitment strategies, the second is to develop and implement the freshmen year of an integrated curriculum in mathematics and education--mathematics teaching and learning for the preparation of secondary school teachers of mathematics. This evaluation report examines some aspects of student progress and the main project activities of TIME 2000 students and faculty through June of 1999. The evaluation report is organized into sections on students, faculty describing their respective responses to TIME 2000, and a summary and issues. In the section Students, the first part reports on a survey of their entering characteristics and beliefs about teaching and learning mathematics, as well as belief changes at the end of year 1. The second part features results of student interviews at the end of the first and second semesters. These student interviews provide perspectives on connections between mathematics and the psychology of learning, and perspectives on the mathematics courses including their teachers, themselves as learners, applications of mathematics, the development of a community of students studying mathematics, and the use of cooperative groups and technology. In the section on Faculty, the first part provides faculty perspectives on the collaboration between mathematics and education faculty, teaching observations and sample class activities, and faculty perspectives on their collaborations at the end of semesters 1 and 2. The second part provides faculty recommendations for TIME 2000 and for the further development of the integrated program in mathematics and secondary education. Section III concludes the report with an overall summary of the strengths of the project, problems encountered, and general policy issues raised by the TIME 2000 project in its first year. (ASK)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: City Univ. of New York, NY. Center for Advanced Study in Education.