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Carson, Cristi L.

Works: 3 works in 5 publications in 1 language and 157 library holdings
Genres: Case studies 
Roles: Author
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Most widely held works by Cristi L Carson
Contrasting district practices : school districts that effectively serve educationally disadvantaged children by Ronald G Corwin( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is an interpretive summary of information from a multiple case study of 11 school districts in California, Arizona, and Nevada conducted in the spring and fall of 1992 as part of a larger set of strategies to work on solutions to the challenges facing schools in metropolitan areas of the Pacific Southwest. Rather than presenting a set of empirical findings, this paper constructs a hypothetical district as a composite ideal, the "high-performance district." The high-performance district has a distinctive pattern of organization attributed to: (1) the school board, the superintendent and other administration, (2) the structure of authority and incentives, and (3) school programs and support facilities. Its programs are the logical outcomes of its history, and characteristically include innovation, a multicultural focus, high standards, and flexible organizational designs. The teachers are regraded as competent, treated as professionals, and provided with inservice educational programs. Community relations are characterized by respect for the cultural integrity of diverse households and opportunities for parent and family involvement. Four tables and three figures present information from the case studies. (Contains 12 references.) (Sld)
Annual report on promising practices : how the Algebra Project eliminates the "Game of Signs" with negative numbers by Cristi L Carson( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper argues that operations with negative numbers should be taught using a curriculum that is grounded in algebraic geometry. This position is supported by the results from a study that compared the conceptual understanding of grade 9 students who received the Algebra Project transition curriculum to a control group of grade 6 gifted students who received a traditional introductory algebra course. The overall scores on an open-ended examination showed that the Algebra Project students, who performed lower than the traditional students at the beginning of the year, had surpassed the traditional group by the end of the year. Further examination of the students' problem-solving strategies revealed that the Algebra Project students had developed an understanding of integer addition and subtraction, based on vector operations, while the traditional group of students still exhibited confusion from the use of the conventional sign rules. The study results show how all operations with integers can be made more intuitive to students by providing them with physical experiences that correspond to vector operations in space/time coordinates. These results not only reinforce the view that all students should have the opportunity to learn the important ideas of mathematics, but that all students need to learn the traditionally "higher-order mathematics" that provide geometrical grounding for abstract algebraic concepts. (Contains 19 references.) (Author)
Atoms and matter : featuring Madame Marie Curie and Lady Margaret Huggins : teacher's resource package by Barbara J Becker( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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