Sustaining the Impact: Follow-Up of Teachers Who Participated in Math-in-CTE

Sustaining the Impact: Follow-Up of Teachers Who Participated in Math-in-CTE

Mar 2009

A Podcast with Dr. Morgan V. Lewis

Dr. Morgan V. Lewis, primary author of ā€œSustaining the Impact: Follow up of Teachers Who Participated in the Math-in-CTE Study,ā€ conducted a follow-up study to the original Math-in-CTE study that was conducted in the 2005-2006 school year, the year after the Math-in-CTE experiment ended. This study sought to determine the extent to which the teachers in the experimental group had continued to use the instructional method and lessons developed for the experiment and teachers in the control group had adopted any of the lessons. The mail survey found that, in the school year after the experiment ended, almost three-fourths (73%) of the experimental CTE teachers continued to use the method and materials from the study, two-thirds (66%) of the experimental math teachers used examples of applications of math from the lessons, and a little over one-fourth (27%) of the control CTE teachers had taught one or more of the lessons. The personal interviews indicated that for many of the experimental CTE teachers, participation in the study had changed their approach to teaching.