Inside the Classroom


Looking Inside the Classroom: A Study of K-12 Mathematics and Science Education in the United States

Iris R. Weiss, Joan D. Pasley, P. Sean Smith, Eric R. Banilower, Daniel J. Heck
May 2003

This report details findings from observations of and interviews with 364 science and mathematics teachers in schools across the United States. Areas addressed include: how science and mathematics are portrayed, the intellectual engagement of students in lessons, the accuracy of science and mathematics content, teacher questioning strategies, and factors that determine teachers' choice of content and instructional strategies. The report also includes technical detail on study methodology and several appendices with descriptions of individual lessons.

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