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Reforming Reading Writing And Mathematics

Author : S.G. Grant
ISBN : 9781136498916
Genre : Education
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In this book S.G. Grant reports his study of how four Michigan elementary school teachers manage a range of reforms (such as new tests, textbooks, and curriculum frameworks) in three different school subjects (reading, writing, and mathematics). Two significant findings emerge from his comparison of these responses: teachers' responses vary across classrooms (even when they teach in the same school building) and also across the reforms (a teacher might embrace reforms in one subject area, but ignore proposed changes in another). This study of teachers' responses to reading, writing, and mathematics reform and the prospects for systemic reform is part of a growing trend to look at the intersection of curriculum policy and teachers' classroom practice. It is unique in the way the author looks at teachers' responses to multiple subject matter reforms; uses those responses as part of an analysis of the recent move toward systemic reform; and employs empirical findings as a means of examining the current movement toward systemic reform. Reforming Reading, Writing, and Mathematics is important reading for researchers, practitioners, and graduate students of educational policy, teaching and learning in reading, writing, and mathematics, and elementary education, and for policy analysts in universities, foundations, and government.

Second International Handbook Of Mathematics Education

Author : Alan Bishop
ISBN : 1402010087
Genre : Education
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The Second International Handbook of Mathematics Education is an essential resource for students, researchers, teacher educators and curriculum policy makers in the field of mathematics education. It is a follow-up to the first Handbook, which laid down the base-line in many areas of the field of mathematics education. The first Handbook was published in 1996, covering research done prior to 1994. This Second Handbook: *covers the changes and developments that have occurred in the field since 1994; *has a section focusing on public policy and mathematics education; *is an essential reference to all those who shape educational policy.

Learning Policy

Author : David K. Cohen
ISBN : 9780300133349
Genre : Education
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Education reformers and policymakers argue that improved students’ learning requires stronger academic standards, stiffer state tests, and accountability for students’ scores. Yet these efforts seem not to be succeeding in many states. The authors of this important book argue that effective state reform depends on conditions which most reforms ignore: coherence in practice as well as policy and opportunities for professional learning. The book draws on a decade’s detailed study of California’s ambitious and controversial program to improve mathematics teaching and learning. Researchers David Cohen and Heather Hill report that state policy influenced teaching and learning when there was consistency among the tests and other policy instruments; when there was consistency among the curricula and other instruments of classroom practice; and when teachers had substantial opportunities to learn the practices proposed by the policy. These conditions were met for a minority of elementary school teachers in California. When the conditions were met for teachers, students had higher scores on state math tests. The book also shows that, for most teachers, the reform ended with consistency in state policy. They did not have access to consistent instruments of classroom practice, nor did they have opportunities to learn the new practices which state policymakers proposed. In these cases, neither teachers nor their students benefited from the state reform. This book offers insights into the ways policy and practice can be linked in successful educational reform and shows why such linkage has been difficult to achieve. It offers useful advice for practitioners and policymakers seeking to improve education, and to analysts seeking to understand it.

Journal For Research In Mathematics Education

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ISBN : UIUC:30112046310774
Genre : Mathematics
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Statistical Thinking And Learning

Author : Brian Greer
ISBN : UCSD:31822030041271
Genre : Education
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Devoted to statistical thinking and learning, this special double issue reflects major developments within statistics education. During recent years, statistics has entered or gained increased prominence in mainstream mathematics curricula in many countries. Some aspects of the relationship between statistics education and mathematics education in general are illustrated, as is the crucial role of statistical education for responsible citizenship in modern society. The articles: * provide analyses of the development of children's statistical thinking, * discuss statistical thinking at a higher and more technical level, and * illustrate the issues central to the development of statistical education.

Elementary Social Studies Teachers Implementation Of Curriculum Embedded Performance Assessment In South Korea

Author : Jinyoung Choi
ISBN : MSU:31293027368806
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Literacy Instruction In Csr Schools

Author : Richard J. Correnti
ISBN : UOM:39015061007111
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Teachers Engaging Parents And Children In Mathematical Learning

Author : Regina M. Mistretta
ISBN : 157886772X
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This book serves to enliven three-way partnerships among parents, teachers, and students concerning mathematical learning in elementary and middle school settings. Key tenets of the principles concerning constructivism and overlapping spheres of influence are presented in the first two chapters to provide a solid theoretical basis for teaching mathematics the way we do and for involving parents in the learning process. The remaining chapters describe parental involvement initiatives that reflect a model consisting of an invitation, an initial meeting, an engagement workshop, home activities, a follow-up session, and additional tasks to maintain connections between the mathematics classroom and the home. Book jacket.

Resources In Education

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