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Blazar, David; Braslow, David; Charalambous, Charalambos Y. – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2015

Over the past several years, research teams have developed observational instruments to measure the quality of teachers' instructional practices. Instruments such as Framework for Teaching (FFT) and the Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS) assess general teaching practices, including student-teacher interactions, behavior management, and…

Descriptors: Elementary School Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Test Construction, Teacher Competencies

Oberdorf, Christine; Taylor-Cox, Jennifer – Eye on Education, 2012

This book provides targeted mathematics instruction for every child. This book combines formative assessment with practical activities to differentiate the elementary classroom. The formative assessments include student work samples at varying levels. The authors: (1) Illustrate the distinction between a "traditional" assessment and an "enhanced"…

Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Formative Evaluation, State Standards, Mathematics Teachers

McVarish, Judith; Ely, Margot; Signer, Barbara – Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, 2006

This study rests on written statements made by New York City teachers and administrators. The study documents what a sample of urban teachers of mathematics and school principals in elementary, middle, and high schools state are: impediments of, as well as supports to, their productive teaching of mathematics, and their suggestions of what is…

Descriptors: Mathematics Teachers, Urban Teaching, Urban Schools, Teacher Effectiveness

Dalgarno, Nancy; Colgan, Lynda – Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, 2007

This paper reports on the needs identified as important to 27 novice elementary mathematics teachers and examines how Connect-ME, an online mathematics community, provides these supports. Qualitative data were collected using two focus groups and 16 telephone interviews. Findings validate the need for alternative teacher professional development…

Descriptors: Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Focus Groups, Mathematics Teachers, Elementary Education

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Meserve, Bruce E. – Mathematics Teacher, 1989

Discusses the development of mathematics teacher education based on author's experience of the last 50 years. Describes activities of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and the Mathematical Association of America. Twelve references are listed. (YP)

Descriptors: Educational Change, Inservice Teacher Education, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Teachers

Goldenhersh, Barbara, Ed. – 1988

This document consists of three issues of the journal "Seedbed," an outcome of the Teachers' Center Project at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville (SIUE). Issue Number 29 contains 67 articles on teachers' ideas that they thought worth sharing with other teachers. Issue Number 30 consists of a single paper, "Children and…

Descriptors: Elementary School Mathematics, Foreign Countries, Learning Activities, Mathematics Curriculum

American Mathematical Society, Providence, RI. – 1994

This study of rewards and recognition in the mathematical sciences in higher education utilized data gathered from site visits to 26 institutions, 3 open forums, and a survey of a sample of faculty and department chairs in mathematical sciences departments. Results found: (1) a substantial gap between what faculty think the reward structure should…

Descriptors: College Faculty, College Mathematics, Department Heads, Departments

National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC. Mathematical Sciences Education Board. – 1990

As momentum for change in U.S. education continues to grow, questions about the nature and goals of mathematics education take on increasing urgency. This report proposes a framework for reform of school mathematics mainly through reshaping of the mathematics curriculum. Chapters included are: (1) "A Rationale for Change," describing changing…

Descriptors: Calculators, Computers, Educational Change, Educational Objectives

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

National Science Foundation, Washington, DC. Directorate for Education and Human Resources. – 1993

The National Science Foundation (NSF), through its Division of Undergraduate Education, is undertaking a major effort to significantly improve the mathematics and science education of prospective elementary and secondary school teachers. NSF had two major goals in organizing this workshop. The first goal was for the Foundation to learn from active…

Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Higher Education

Borasi, Raffaella – 1988

Teachers' perceptions about the nature of their discipline are important factors in their curricular decisions, behavior in the classroom, and interpretations and reactions to classroom events. It is not an easy task to access one's beliefs nor stimulate genuine dialogue about them. Errors can provide both the motivations and the means for…

Descriptors: College Science, Educational Improvement, Educational Practices, Higher Education

Advanced Technology, Inc., Indianapolis, IN. – 1989

This Workshop Leader's Guide contains step-by-step procedures for preparing, organizing, and presenting 1-hour and 3-hour workshops on estimation in mathematics. It was designed to assist Technical Assistance Center staff members and other inservice providers in conducting successful workshops on estimation in mathematics for administrators,…

Descriptors: Elementary School Mathematics, Estimation (Mathematics), Improvement Programs, Inservice Teacher Education

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Talisayon, Vivien M. – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1989

Compares policies and programs on computers in science and mathematics education in the six ASEAN countries: Brunei, Indonesia; Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand. Limits discussion to the computer as a teaching aid and object of study, attendant problems, and regional cooperation. (MVL)

Descriptors: Computer Science Education, Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education, Elementary Education

Mura, Roberta – Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 1991

A study of Canadian college mathematics faculty compared 55 men and 55 women teachers on social background, family status, education, careers, professional difficulties related to sex, and attitudes toward employment equity programs. More similarities than differences were found. Differences were noted in 10 areas of demographics and professional…

Descriptors: Career Ladders, College Faculty, College Mathematics, Educational Background

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Inc., Reston, VA. – 1989

This document contains a set of standards for mathematics curricula in North American schools (K-12) and for evaluating the quality of both the curriculum and student achievement. In the introduction, the background, need, and overview of these standards are described. A total of 54 standards are divided into four categories: (1) "Curriculum…

Descriptors: Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria, Mathematical Concepts

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