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ERIC Number: ED002333
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1962-Jul
Pages: 160
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THE IMPROVEMENT OF TEACHING THROUGH THE UTILIZATION OF CLASSROOM RESEARCH IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS, REPORT OF A STUDY.
RIOUX, J. WILLIAM
THE PROJECT IS DESIGNED TO ENCOURAGE AND DIRECT TEACHERS IN THE USE OF UNCOMPLICATED SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH, RELATED TO CLASSWORK, FOR THE PURPOSE OF IMPROVING INSTRUCTION. TEACHERS IN JEFFERSON COUNTY SECONDARY SCHOOLS WERE SELECTED AT RANDOM TO CONSTITUTE AN EXPERIMENTAL GROUP. THEY PLANNED INDIVIDUAL RESEARCH PROJECTS WITH THE AID OF THE SUPERVISOR. PROJECT AREAS WERE TESTING, CURRICULUM, USE OF MATERIAL, AND USE OF PERSONNEL. THE IMPORTANT ELEMENT WAS CONSIDERED TO BE TEACHER INVOLVEMENT IN THE ACTIVITY. THE CONTROL GROUP WAS PICKED FROM TEACHERS IN JEFFERSON COUNTY IN TERMS OF FACTORS WHICH MATCHED THEM WITH THE EXPERIMENTAL GROUP. SUPERVISORY PERSONNEL AND RESOURCE PERSONNEL ATTENDED ORIENTATION ACTIVITIES TO FAMILIARIZE THEMSELVES WITH THE PROJECTS. SUPERVISORS WORKED CLOSELY WITH PROJECT TEACHERS AND INVESTIGATED THEIR PROGRESS. A GROUP OF 15 PROJECTS WERE SELECTED BY A SCREENING COMMITTEE TO RECEIVE OPERATING FUNDS FROM THE FELS FOUNDATION. AFTER THE 1ST YEAR SEVERAL IMPROVEMENTS IN THE PROGRAM WERE MADE. MORE CAREFUL SCREENING BY ADMINISTRATIVE GROUPS PROVIDED OPPORTUNITIES FOR MORE PARTICIPANTS. IT WAS CLEAR TO THE DIRECTOR OF RESEARCH THAT TEACHERS WERE IN NEED OF MORE GUIDANCE IN TERMS OF RESEARCH PROCEDURES, PROBLEM SOLVING, AND THE NATURE OF REPORTS ON PROJECTS. THE PERSONAL CONTACT WITH TEACHERS WAS INCREASED AND MORE WRITTEN GUIDELINES WERE ESTABLISHED.
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Authoring Institution: Jefferson County Public Schools, Lakewood, CO.
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