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Fennell, Francis (Skip) – School Science and Mathematics, 1982
Suggestions for mathematics teacher training in early childhood education focus on three related concerns: (1) content, (2) learning, and (3) methodology. Programs which are designed to teach the issues in each of these areas are seen as ones which will prepare students who are worthy of respect and admiration. (MP)
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Guidelines, Mathematics Curriculum
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Lappan, Glenda – School Science and Mathematics, 2000
Describes the domains of knowledge needed by teachers to build and deliver excellent mathematics programs and the interaction of those knowledge domains. Discusses the impact of curriculum change, the nature of teacher education programs, problem-centered/inquiry-based teaching, demands on teachers, and the role of professional development.…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Mathematics Education, Professional Development
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Otto, Paul B. – School Science and Mathematics, 1991
Possible reasons for the imbalance between men and women pursuing careers in science are discussed--disparity in cognitive abilities, personality characteristics, attitudes toward science, differences between in-school and out-of-school experiences, and gender differences in mathematics preparation. The implications for preparation of teachers of…
Descriptors: Career Choice, Cognitive Ability, Females, Mathematics Anxiety
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Matthews, Michael R. – School Science and Mathematics, 1998
The National Science Education Standards in the United States advocate liberal, contextual, and cultural goals for science education including the significant historical and cultural aspects of science; however, scant treatment is given to the pendulum. Suggests a more routine incorporation of the history and philosophy of science into preservice…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Science Education, Science History