ERIC Number: ED548243
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Oct
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
2012 National Survey of Science and Mathematics Education: Highlights Report
Horizon Research, Inc.
The 2012 National Survey of Science and Mathematics Education was designed to provide up-to-date information and to identify trends in the areas of teacher background and experience, curriculum and instruction, and the availability and use of instructional resources. A total of 7,752 science and mathematics teachers in schools across the United States participated in this survey. The design and implementation of the study involved developing a sampling strategy and selecting samples of schools and teachers, developing and piloting survey instruments, collecting data from sample members, and preparing data files and analyzing the data. This report is a brief summary of important initial findings from the study in the areas of teacher backgrounds and beliefs, teachers as professionals, science and mathematics courses, instructional objectives and activities, instructional resources, and factors affecting instruction.
Descriptors: National Surveys, Science Education, Mathematics Education, Educational Trends, Teacher Background, Teaching Experience, Educational Resources, Teacher Surveys, Behavioral Objectives, Learning Activities, Instructional Materials, Performance Factors, Faculty Development, Decision Making, Educational Attainment, Career Readiness, Teacher Distribution, Time on Task, Program Length, Educational Practices, Resource Allocation, Elementary Secondary Education, Testing Programs, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Teacher Attitudes, Questionnaires, Science Curriculum, Mathematics Curriculum, Courses, Science Instruction, Mathematics Instruction
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Authoring Institution: Horizon Research, Inc.
IES Grant or Contract Numbers: DRL-1008228