What Happens When the Research Ends? Factors Related to the Sustainability of a Technology-Infused Mathematics Curriculum
Barry Fishman, University of Michigan, United States ; William R. Penuel, University of Colorado at Boulder, United States ; Stephen Hegedus, University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth, United States ; Jeremy Roschelle, SRI International, United States
JCMST Volume 30, Number 4, ISSN 0731-9258 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA
This study examines factors related to the sustainability of SimCalc Mathworlds (SCMW), a technology-infused mathematics curriculum. We surveyed middle school teachers one year after their participation in a randomized trial where they were introduced to SCMW curriculum, to identify factors related to their continued use of the materials in ways congruent with the developers’ intent. Fifty-two percent of teachers surveyed sustained their use of the SCMW curriculum. Factors related to sustained use included student SES, pre-intervention student mathematics ability, teachers’ perceived coherence and perceived utility of the intervention, and the active nature of the SCMW professional development.
Fishman, B., Penuel, W.R., Hegedus, S. & Roschelle, J. (2011). What Happens When the Research Ends? Factors Related to the Sustainability of a Technology-Infused Mathematics Curriculum. Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 30(4), 329-353. Waynesville, NC USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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