Bold Ventures - Volume 1: Patterns Among U.S. Innovations in by Senta A. Raizen (auth.), Senta A. Raizen, Edward D. Britton

By Senta A. Raizen (auth.), Senta A. Raizen, Edward D. Britton (eds.)

This publication, according to certain reviews of 8 concepts in arithmetic and technology schooling, has many insights to provide on present university reform. because every one innovation studied has taken its personal new angle, the set as a complete spans the spectrum from curriculum improvement to systemic reform, from c- centrating on specific university populations to addressing all of K-12 schooling. but those reform tasks percentage a typical context, a global view on what m- ters in technology and arithmetic for college kids of the Nineteen Nineties and past, conv- tions approximately what constitutes potent guideline, and a few notions approximately how college swap could be caused. those commonalities are drawn out within the publication and illustrated with examples from the person case reviews which are reportedin complete in BoldVentures, Volumes 2 and three. The 8 innovations—all of them tasks which are famous, not less than by means of identify, to U. S. audiences—are in short defined in bankruptcy 1. each one was once the s- ject of an in-depth, three-year case research. The learn groups analyzed many records, attended various undertaking conferences, visited a number of websites, condu- ed dozens of person interviews. The crew leaders, having spent a lot time with arithmetic or technological know-how schooling over lengthy careers, checked out those reform initiatives via numerous lenses; the groups sifted during the mountains of knowledge they'd accumulated with the intention to inform the tale of every undertaking in wealthy detail.

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For them, a standard is a template or set of prescriptions to which objects and activities can be compared to see if they measure up. Their interest in standards is more closely related to making schools, teachers, and students perform at certain levels than to inspiring them. Ambiguity about the term persists and could well lead to controversy when the different meanings begin to clash. In any event, the development of standards was claiming an increasingly prominent part of the agenda for education policy during the time our case studies were being conducted.

Bold Ventures: Science and Mathematics Innovations 15 During the spring of 1994, a major site visit of three to five days was made to each of the five collaboratives. The main purposes of the major site visits were to collect data that would inform the themes emerging in the ongoing analysis and to immerse the researchers in the context of the collaborative sites. The visits included interviews with teachers and other participants from all the sectors, as well as observations of mathematics classrooms and collaborative activities.

S. schools—shared to a lesser extent by some of this country’s European trading partners—has forced a reexamination of pedagogical approaches and a search for more effective ones that will lead students to engage with the content and processes of science and mathematics. The other aspect of the changing nature of the students now in school is harder to document but equally real to those who meet them face to face every day. It concerns the cultural and societal changes that mark all advanced industrial and post-industrial societies: the changing nature of family and community, 26 The General Context for Reform the universal access to sophisticated news and entertainment media, the speed of communication, the influence of peers, and rapidly changing fashions.

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