ERIC Number: EJ874563
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
Collaborating to Improve Students' Transitions from High School Mathematics to College: Characteristics and Outcomes of a Cross-Sector Professional Development Project
Frost, Janet Hart; Coomes, Jacqueline; Lindeblad, Kristine K.
NASSP Bulletin, v93 n4 p227-240 2009
In this article, the authors discuss the characteristics and outcomes of a secondary-postsecondary collaborative professional development project. This project was initiated to address the issue of students' difficulties transitioning from secondary mathematics to postsecondary courses. Key characteristics include a climate of mutual respect, the opportunity to share perspectives on instructional approaches and student work over an extended time, and commitment to identifying and trying "little changes" based on their context and beliefs.
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Professional Development, Secondary School Mathematics, Transitional Programs, College Preparation, College School Cooperation, Communities of Practice, College Faculty, Secondary School Teachers, Instructional Improvement, Improvement Programs, Program Descriptions, Educational Strategies
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Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education; Secondary Education
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