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ERIC Number: EJ917874
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Mar
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
ISSN: ISSN-1534-6102
Supporting the K-12 Classroom through University Outreach
Moskal, Barbara; Skokan, Catherine
Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, v15 n1 p53-75 Mar 2011
This article provides a field-based example of a series of outreach programs that have been designed in response to current recommendations found in the K-12 outreach literature. These programs begin with university mathematics and science faculty members teaching a 10-day summer workshop to elementary and middle school teachers. Following this workshop, a graduate student provides direct classroom support for 15 hours each week throughout the academic year to the participating teachers. At the high school level, graduate students offer after-school mathematics and science enrichment clubs to students. Early findings indicate a positive impact on teacher understanding of mathematics and science as measured by summer workshop pre and post assessments and participating students' development of mathematical knowledge as measured by a standardized test. Additionally, there has been a recent increase in faculty members' willingness to participate in these outreach programs. (Contains 2 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A