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Ascher, Carol – 1983
Poor, minority, and low ability students suffer most from the general lack of sustained opportunity to study mathematics in American public schools. Studies indicate that preschool and kindergarten students show only minor social class or racial differences in mathematical thinking and that differences in mathematical performance among older…
Descriptors: Academic Ability, Black Students, Disadvantaged Youth, Economically Disadvantaged
Dessart, Donald J. – 1989
This is a narrative review of research in mathematics education reported during 1987. The purpose of this review is to extract from research reports ideas that may prove useful to school practitioners. Major sections are: (1) "Planning for Instruction" (relating historical developments, aides and grades, teaching approaches, problem…
Descriptors: College Mathematics, Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
Disinger, John F.; And Others – 1988
This digest identifies characteristics of successful higher education programs in environmental studies and trends in environmental studies programs and courses. Characteristics of programs that have continued for the past two decades are listed. Some of the variables associated with programs that have not continued are identified. Recent trends…
Descriptors: College Programs, College Science, Curriculum, Educational Trends
Rodriquez, Irene V. – 1984
This digest reviews a variety of strategies that might be employed by school districts, teacher education institutions, and state educational agencies to attract, train, and retrain Hispanic teachers in math and science. The need for long-term solutions is discussed. Five action-oriented steps to attract Hispanic high school graduates into the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Hispanic Americans, Incentives, Mathematics Teachers