An International Conference on Transforming Math and Science Education in the K16 Continuum


All the abstracts and full texts submitted by the authors of accepted papers.


Sponsored by the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Teacher Education Collaborative (STEMTEC)


Lead Institution: University of Massachusetts Amherst



Funded in part by the National Science Foundation  
Collaboratives for Excellence in Teacher Preparation


April 18-21, 2002

Doubletree Hotel, Crystal City, Arlington VA 


Cosponsored or endorsed by:


  • The American Physical Society

  • The American Association of Physics Teachers

  • The Mathematical Association of America

  • The American Chemical Society

  • The American Society for Microbiology

  • The Ecological Society of America

  • The National Science Teachers Association

  • The National Association for Research in Science Teaching

  • The National Association of Geoscience Teachers

Pathways to Change focused on transforming college math and science teaching for all students, and especially for the future K12 teachers who will prepare the next generations of college students. Examples of such changes are inquiry-based teaching, group work (cooperative learning), alternative assessment, and the use of educational technology. Another example is the use of peer teaching or working with younger students to improve student learning and to stimulate thinking about teaching as a career.

Everyone interested in Pathways was invited to register and participate. The first day of the conference was devoted to to business meetings for participants in the NSF Collaboratives for Excellence in Teacher Preparation. The remaining days offered a variety of plenary sessions, breakouts, exhibits, and optional workshops open to all participants. There was an optional banquet on the evening of April 18.

These proceedings include all the abstracts and full texts submitted by the authors of accepted papers. The abstracts are in Microsoft Word; the papers are either Word or PDF files. You will need Microsoft Word or Adobe Reader to access these files. You will also need Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0 or later, or an equivalent web browser.

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