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ERIC Number: ED012272
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Pages: 14
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REPORT ON EVALUATION OF PILOT CIVICS INSTITUTES, NDEA 1966.
CLEARY, ROBERT; LONGAKER, RICHARD
FIVE SUMMER, 1966, PILOT INSTITUTES AT FIVE UNIVERSITIES, ATTENDED BY 190 ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY CIVICS TEACHERS WERE JUDGED WORTHWHILE BY THE AUTHORS. HOWEVER, DEFICIENCES WERE FOUND IN (1) SCHEDULING, (2) UTILIZATION OF LITERATURE (CURRENT POLITICAL SCIENCE LITERATURE WAS NOT USED TO GOOD ADVANTAGE), (3) TRANSFER AND TRANSLATION (THE INSTITUTE STAFFS OFTEN FAILED TO SHOW THE TEACHERS HOW THE WORK THEY WERE DOING COULD BE INCORPORATED INTO DAILY TEACHING). AMONG THE PROPOSALS FOR IMPROVING INSTITUTES WERE (1) TEACHERS SHOULD BE ENCOURAGED TO SEE THE INSTITUTES AS A MEANS OF FURTHERING THEIR EDUCATION, RATHER THAN AS ONE-SHOT AFFAIRS, (2) INSTITUTES SHOULD BE DISTRIBUTED GEOGRAPHICALLY BY SUBJECT MATTER, (3) PARTICIPANTS SHOULD BE GIVEN AN ALLOWANCE FOR BOOK PURCHASES, AND (4) METHODS SHOULD BE IDENTIFIED FOR OVERCOMING THE PROBLEM OF TRANSFER AND TRANSLATION SO THAT TEACHERS COULD HELP THEIR STUDENTS TO COMPREHEND THE PROCESSES OF GOVERNMENT AND THE USES OF POLITICAL POWER. IT IS ALSO RECOMMENDED THAT A CONTINUING INSTITUTE BE FUNDED--TEACHERS WOULD PARTICIPATE IN A SUMMER INSTITUTE, TAKE BACK TO THEIR SCHOOLS A READING LIST AND A PROGRAM OF APPLICATION OF WHAT THEY LEARNED, ATTEND TWO CONFERENCES DURING THE SCHOOL YEAR, AND FINALLY ATTEND A SECOND SUMMER INSTITUTE. (AW)
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Identifiers: Consortium of Professional Associations for Study