Educating Teachers of Science, Mathematics, and Technology
ISBN: 0309070333 | 5.4 MB PDF | Author: National Research Council Committee on Science Mathematics Teacher Preparation | Publisher: National Academies Press
Each new headline about American students' poor performance in math and science leads to new calls for reform in teaching. New Millennium, New Practices puts the whole picture together by synthesizing what we know about the quality of math and science teaching, drawing conclusions about why teacher preparation needs reform, and then outlining recommendations for accomplishing the most important goals before us. As a framework for addressing the task, the book advocates partnerships among school districts, colleges, and universities, with contributions from scientists, mathematicians, teacher educators, and teachers. It then looks carefully at the status of the education reform movement and explores the motives for raising the bar for how well teachers teach and how well students learn.