ERIC Number: ED543987
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1962
Reference Count: 0
The Leadership Role of State Supervisors of Mathematics: Report of a Conference under the Auspices of the U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Washington, June 19-23, 1961. Bulletin, 1962, No. 2. OE-29032
Snader, Daniel W.
Office of Education, US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare
To help State Supervisors of Mathematics develop constructive leadership programs suitable for immediate adoption, under varying State and local conditions, the U.S. Office of Education sponsored a National Conference of State Supervisors of Mathematics at Washington, D.C., from June 19 to 23, 1961. The Conference had four main objectives: (1) To focus attention on the evolving mathematics curriculum in order to determine the most effective things the State Supervisor can do to help strengthen mathematics teaching; (2) To consider how the State Supervisor can help improve inservice and preservice education for mathematics teachers; (3) To identify what types of research are needed in the field of mathematics teaching and to consider the implications of present research findings; and (4) To determine how the State Supervisor can evaluate his State's program for strengthening mathematics teaching and how he can help school systems evaluate their programs. This bulletin reports the proceedings of the Conference: (1) The Changes Taking Place in Mathematics (Irving Adler); (2) Implications of the Changes in Mathematics for the Mathematics Supervisor (Carl B. Allendoerfer); (3) New Media of Instruction (Arthur Lalime); (4) The Role of the Supervisor in Developing Curriculum Materials (Veryl Schult); (5) Evaluation of the New Mathematics Programs (Donovan A. Johnson); (6) How the State Supervisor Can Stimulate Local Leadership (James H. Zant); (7) How the State Supervisor Can Promote Preservice and Inservice Education for Mathematics Teachers (Bernard H. Gundlach); and (8) The Role of the State Supervisor in Encouraging Research and Implementing Research Findings (John J. Kinsella). Included are four appendices: (1) Recommended Leadership Activities for State Supervisors of Mathematics; (2) Panel discussions--Introduction of the New Mathematics Into the Curriculum, Curriculum Changes in Science and Their Implications for the Teaching of Mathematics, and Criteria for Evaluating the Mathematics Program of the State Department of Education; (3) Informal Talks--National Science Foundation Programs of Interest to Mathematics and Science Supervisors (Keith R. Kelson) and Research in Mathematics Supported by the U.S. Office of Education (Edwin Hindsman); and (4) Participants in the Conference. Individual papers contain footnotes. [Best copy available has been provided.]
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Leadership, Curriculum Development, Mathematics Curriculum, Mathematics Education, Foundation Programs, Inservice Education, Leadership Role, Mathematics Teachers, State Supervisors, Role, Mathematics Instruction, Program Evaluation, Evaluation Criteria, Administrator Role, Conferences (Gatherings), State Departments of Education
Office of Education, US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Historical Materials
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Office of Education (ED)