ERIC Number: ED472343
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Oct
IISME Teacher Retention and Program Impact, 1985-2000.
Weisbaum, Kathryn Sloane; Huang, Danny
Industry Initiatives for Science and Mathematics Education (IISME) is a program that provides summer fellowships to K-12 science, mathematics, and technology teachers in industry, government, and university research labs. The study reported in this document addresses the concern that IISME encourages teacher retention and surveys teachers who were participants of IISME since 1985. Contents include: (1) "Overview of the Study"; (2) "Attrition Rates among IISME Fellows"; (3) "Characteristics of Fellows Still in Education"; (4) "Future Career Plans"; (5) "Professional Impact"; (6) "Benefits of Multiple Fellowships"; and (7) "Conclusions and Recommendations". Appendices contain the IISME Teacher Retention and Long-Term Impact Questionnaire and data collection methodology. (YDS)
Descriptors: Career Choice, Elementary Secondary Education, Labor Turnover, Leadership, Mathematics Education, Professional Development, Science Education, Teachers
IISME, 5301 Stevens Creek Blvd., P.O. Box 58059, MS-55L-WO, Santa Clara, CA 95052-8059; web site: www.iisme.org
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Industry Initiatives for Science and Math Education, Santa Clara, CA.
Note: Study underwritten by the Intel Foundation and SBC Foundation.