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Release: Oct. 5, 2001

Schoen wins $1.4 million NSF grant for professional development of high school math teachers

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Harold Schoen, professor in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences department of mathematics and professor of curriculum instruction in the College of Education, has been awarded a four-year, $1.4 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Under the terms of the grant, "LEADERs in Mathematics," Schoen will host high school math teachers from Iowa, Wisconsin and Minnesota at summer workshops and supervise school-based leadership activities during the academic year. The goal is to help them to improve their teaching and leadership skills so they may become mentors for younger mathematics teachers.

"The LEADERs in Mathematics program follows work we've done in the past with Iowa teachers. This time we will expand it into adjacent states as well," Schoen says.

Schoen, who has research interests in secondary mathematics curriculum and mathematics program evaluation, joined the UI faculty in 1974.