ERIC Number: ED465496
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Mar-21
Professional Development and Children's Understanding of Force and Motion: Assessment Results.
Rosebery, Ann S.; Warren, Beth
This study investigated the academic achievement of students at the end of the school year in knowledge of gravity, acceleration, and the relationship between distance, time, and speed. The students' teachers were in the Cheche Konnen professional development seminar for three years. Participating grade levels included a heterogeneous, combined 1st/2nd grade elementary classroom, a combined 5th/6th grade Haitian Creole bilingual classroom, and a heterogeneous 7th grade science class. (Contains 10 references.) (YDS)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Concept Formation, Elementary Education, Faculty Development, Motion, Physics, Science Education, Teacher Education, Velocity
TERC, Cheche Konnen Center, 2067 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02140. Tel: 617-547-0430. For full text: http://projects.terc.edu/cheche_konnen.
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA.; Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.; Center for Research on Education, Diversity and Excellence, Santa Cruz, CA.; Wisconsin Univ., Madison. National Center for Improving Student Learning and Achievement in Mathematics and Science.
Authoring Institution: TERC, Cambridge, MA. Cheche Konnen Center.
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