Form and Substance in Mathematics and Science Professional Development.Report as inadecuate

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NISE Brief, v3 n2 Nov 1999

This document reviews studies of professional development for teachers to examine benefits to students in science and mathematics education. A major finding from this review was that programs that focused on teaching classroom management strategies or attaining knowledge of how students learn specific school subject matter provided later benefits to students. The more successful professional development programs were not simply courses in mathematics or science, but instead were about what to teach and how students learn that subject matter. (Contains 17 references.) (ASK)

Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development, Inservice Teacher Education, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Mathematics Education, Science Education

National Institute for Science Education, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1025 W. Johnson Street, Madison, WI 53706 (free). Tel: 608-263-9250. For full text: .

Author: Kennedy, Mary M.


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