ERIC Number: ED472715
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Equity through Systemic-Reform: The Case of Whole-School Mathematics and Science Restructuring in Puerto Rico. Research Monograph.
Rodriguez, Alberto J.
This paper presents a case study of the Puerto Rico Statewide Systemic Initiative (PR-SSI) based on the analysis of data gathered from semi-structured interviews with key officials, field notes from site visits, progress and evaluation reports, and documents used in dissemination workshops for teachers. Although substantial data on student achievement are not available at this time, the qualitative analysis conducted here indicates that the PR-SSI is implementing an innovative reform program that deserves close attention. The path toward more effective schools was laid out by the PR-SSI as the direct result of simultaneously developing and implementing a variety of strategies to tackle all elements involved in making education reform systemic, i.e., policy, curriculum, student assessment, professional development, project evaluation, monitoring, and administrative support. Also, the PR-SSI articulated a form of conceptual systemic clarity throughout the initiative that became the cohesive theoretical and ideological force driving the reform effort forward. (Author/KHR)
Descriptors: Cultural Context, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Ethnomathematics, Mathematics Education, Science Education, Socioeconomic Influences
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Graduate School.; National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA.
Authoring Institution: National Inst. for Science Education, Madison, WI.
Identifiers - Location: Puerto Rico