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Huffman, Douglas; Thomas, Kelli; Lawrenz, Frances – School Science and Mathematics, 2008
This study examined the science and mathematics instruction of teachers who were initially prepared by the Collaboratives for Excellence in Teacher Preparation program (CETP). The focus of this study was on examining the extent to which science and mathematics teachers used more reform-oriented instructional practices in their classes when they…
Descriptors: Quasiexperimental Design, Teaching (Occupation), Science Teachers, Mathematics Teachers
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Lawrenz, Frances; Huffman, Douglas; Appeldoorn, Karen – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2005
A survey of 55 colleges showed that the learning environments in introductory science courses are not always as supportive as they should be. Furthermore, most innovative teaching techniques, as recommended by the National Science Education Standards (NRC 1996), are used only occasionally, despite students viewing them as helpful.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Teaching Methods, Science Education, Introductory Courses