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National Science Foundation: nsf9996

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Title: Teacher Preparation and NSF Collaboratives forExcellence in Teacher Preparation: FY98 AwardsDate: April 12, 1999NSF 99-96Teacher Preparation and NSF Collaboratives for Excellence in TeacherPreparation: FY98 Awards----------------------------------------------------------------------DIVISION OF UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION (DUE)TEACHER PREPARATION AWARDSNSF COLLABORATIVES FOR EXCELLENCE IN TEACHER PREPARATION AWARDSFISCAL YEAR 1998CONTENTSFOREWORD iINTRODUCTION iiOverview iiSummary of Awards iiiNSF Collaboratives for Excellence in Teacher Preparation iiiTeacher Preparation Supported through Other Programswithin the Division of Undergraduate Education ivWorkshops and Conferences viTeacher Preparation Efforts in Other EHR Divisions viTeacher Preparation Efforts in Other Agencies viMap of National Impact: FY98 CETP/TP Collaborativesand Projects viiPROJECT DESCRIPTIONS: FISCAL YEAR 1998 1NSF COLLABORATIVES FOR EXCELLENCE IN TEACHER PREPARATION(CETP) 1Full Collaboratives for FY 98 1CETP FY 98 Development Grants 2Advanced Technological Education (ATE) Program 3Course and Curriculum Development (CCD) Program 3Instrumentation and Laboratory Improvement (ILI) Program 15Undergraduate Faculty Enhancement (UFE) Program 31Renewals 34Special Projects 35Supplements and Continuations 36Projects within Other NSF Divisions Co-Funded By DUE 38NSF COLLABORATIVES FOR EXCELLENCE IN TEACHER PREPARATION (CETP) 40Projects Initially Funded in FY 97 40Projects Initially Funded in FY 96 40Projects Initially Funded in FY 95 41Projects Initially Funded in FY 94 42Projects Initially Funded in FY 93 42TEACHER PREPARATION EFFORTS IN OTHER EHR DIVISIONS 43Division of Elementary, Secondary, and Informal Education 43Teacher Enhancement 43
Informal Science Education 44Division of Educational System Reform 44Statewide Systemic Initiatives Program 44Urban Systemic Initiatives Program 45Rural Systemic Initiatives Program 46Division of Human Resource Development 47Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation -Pre-Service Teacher Preparation Initiative 47Program for Women and Girls (Program for Gender Equity) 49Program for Persons with Disabilities 50Division of Research, Evaluation, and Communication 50Research on Education, Policy, and Practice 50TEACHER PREPARATION EFFORTS IN OTHER AGENCIES 51APPENDICES 52List of Awards by State 52List of Awards by Principal Investigator 57List of Awards by Discipline 60ForewordThe National Science Foundation (NSF)s Directorate for Education and Human
Resources (EHR) is responsible for providing national leadership and support forimproving the quality of science, mathematics, engineering, and technology(SME&T) education, kindergarten through graduate school. In exercising thisresponsibility, the Directorate has established the SME&T education of future K-12 teachers as one of its highest priorities. The ultimate goal is to achieveexcellence in the preparation of the nations future teachers teachers who are
knowledgeable in the content areas and in the practice of teaching, creative andenthusiastic, and dedicated to life-long learning.Teacher preparation is a complex undertaking. In fact, every component of thenations educational enterprise must be engaged to
achieve success in this critical endeavor, including, for example: undergraduateinstitutions and, in particular, their mathematics,science, and education faculties and departments; practicing K-12 teachers;schools and school districts and their administrators;organizations responsible for teacher certification and licensure; developers ofnational standards in the sciences and mathematics;providers of informal educational experiences (e.g., science centers, museums,zoos); and parent, community and businessorganizations. The entire educational enterprise will benefit, both directlyand indirectly, through a focus on improving thiseducational workforce.The NSF effort in teacher preparation bridges several divisions of EHR. Primaryprogrammatic emphasis and responsibility forcoordination resides in the Division of Undergraduate Education (DUE),reflecting the fundamental role of undergraduate educationin the preparation of teachers. The NSF Collaboratives for Excellence inTeacher Preparation (CETP) program, with additionalsupport within other programs of the Division, is central to EHRs efforts to
effect long-lasting institutional reform in SME&Tteacher preparation. The Collaboratives are developing the state and regionalapproaches necessary for systemic change, engaging abroad range of stakeholders in the design of exemplary courses and programs.
The projects described in this book received either new, continuation, orsupplemental awards in Fiscal Year 1998. Included areprojects funded through the Collaboratives program, projects funded throughother programs managed by DUE, and projects fundedthrough other EHR Divisions which include a teacher preparation component.These projects provide models of exciting programs inteacher education; all of them have the potential for significant nationalimpact. They are rich in content, current in pedagogy, servea diverse set of students and institutions, and respond to the call for newdirections. The projects set high standards for future effortsin SME&T teacher preparation. We are proud of these projects and commend theindividuals who have designed and areimplementing them.Luther S. WilliamsAssistant DirectorEducation and Human ResourcesNational Science Foundation Directorate for Education and Human ResourcesDivision of Undergraduate EducationTeacher Preparation AwardsNSF Collaboratives for Excellence in Teacher Preparation AwardsINTRODUCTIONOVERVIEWThe National Science Foundation (NSF) is undertaking a major effort to improvesignificantly the mathematics, technology, and scienceeducation of prospective elementary and secondary teachers. A basic premise ofthe Foundations efforts in this regard is that the
mathematics, technology, and science that prospective teachers learn as part oftheir undergraduate education, and the manner in which thecourses are presented, have a critical influence on the quality of theirteaching. Knowledgeable teachers who are excited about thesubjects they teach will ensure that their students in K-12 are well prepared inscience and mathematics and are technologically literate.Because of the great importance of this undergraduate experience, the design andimplementation of teacher preparation programs requireleadership from faculty in all science, mathematics, engineering, and technology(SME&T) disciplines working in partnership with theircolleagues in education and teachers in the K-12 community, each providing theirspecial expertise. The overall responsibility for theNSF teacher education effort resides within the Directorate of Education andHuman Resources, with primary focus on the preparation offuture teachers placed within the Division of Undergraduate Education.In FY 98 the Division of Undergraduate Education (DUE) managed two majorprogrammatic efforts in teacher preparation:1. The NSF Collaboratives for Excellence in Teacher Preparation(CETP) program, which supports large-scale systemicprojects designed to significantly change teacher preparation programson a state or regional basis and to serve as comprehensive national models.

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