ERIC Number: ED474004
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Apr-18
Inquiry Science and Technology Integration Project: A View of Teacher Change.
Gordon, Patricia; Gerber, Brian; Price, Catherine
An Eisenhower-funded science improvement project with activities endorsed by American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), including science as inquiry and technology integration, was conducted by Valdosta State University (VSU) for four years in four Georgia Counties. Positive results led the Florida Department of Education to contract with VSU to implement similar professional development strategies in Florida. The project included: (1) Involvement of all science teachers within a system; (2) extensive contact time and long-term follow-up; (3) inquiry- based teaching orientation; (4) technology integration. All of the above was incorporated in a needs and site-based format. The initial weeklong meeting was followed with Saturday sessions for eight weeks. Participant responses indicated overwhelming support and student success. Case studies of two participating schools present a view of the change process from teachers' and students' perspectives. (Author)
Descriptors: Higher Education, Inquiry, Interdisciplinary Approach, Professional Development, Science Instruction, Science Teachers, Technology Education
Web site: http://kl2s.phast.umas.edu/stemtec/pathways/
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Teacher Education Collaborative (Arlington, VA, April 18-22, 2002).