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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.