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ERIC Number: ED465522
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Apr-2
Pages: 15
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Teacher Leadership + Learner-Rich Environment = Project Math.
Davidson, Betty M.; Dell, Geralyn L.; Walker, Harriet
This paper presents the results of a study conducted to understand what took place in Project Math, a special program developed by teachers who were trained in the Accelerated Schools Project in a Southern school. The Accelerated Schools Project is a comprehensive model of school reform, designed to improve school experiences and achievement for at-risk learners. Project Math resulted in the redesign of the mathematics curriculum and regrouping of students into more successful learning environments. It is concluded that Project Math made important contributions to students' math understanding in the participant school. As a result of lower student-teacher ratios, the participant teacher was able to address the needs of individual students, and students felt encouraged by the individual attention they received from their teacher. In their interviews, students expressed more positive attitudes toward mathematics because of the learner-rich environment provided in Project Math. Classroom teachers also felt more confident in experimenting with new strategies and ideas for teaching math as a result of the interactive workshops. (Contains 13 references.) (MM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
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Language: English
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