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ERIC Number: EJ782300
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Pages: 26
Abstractor: ERIC
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ISSN: ISSN-0022-1864
Designing and Implementing an Integrated Mathematics, Science, and Technology Curriculum for the Middle School
Satchwell, Richard E.; Loepp, Franzie L.
Journal of Industrial Teacher Education, v39 n3 p41-66 Spr 2002
In 1991, the President of Illinois State University encouraged three Distinguished Professors, Drs. Dossey, Fitch, and Loepp (mathematics, science, and technology, respectfully), to establish an organization on campus called the Center for Mathematics, Science, and Technology (CeMaST). The originators of CeMaST immediately conceived a plan to develop an integrated curriculum that represented each of their disciplines. A proposal was written and submitted to the Instructional Materials Development (IMD) program in the Elementary, Secondary, and Informal Education (ESIE) Division of the National Science Foundation (NSF). Funding was awarded in 1992 to design a standards-based, integrated 7th grade curriculum. Additional funding to develop the 8th grade curriculum was received in 1995, and to develop the 6th grade curriculum in 1999. This Integrated Mathematics, Science, and Technology curriculum project became known as "IMaST." The purpose of this article is to discuss the issues associated with the design, development, and implementation of the IMaST curricula and to provide insights to those initiating similar endeavors by answering specific research questions and by making recommendations based on that research. (Contains 1 figure and 7 tables.)
National Association of Industrial and Technical Teacher Educators. Web site: http://scholar.lib.vt.edu/ejournals/JITE/
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Illinois