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ERIC Number: ED014009
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965-Nov
Pages: 43
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Reference Count: 0
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THE NDEA GEOGRAPHY INSTITUTES EVALUATION PROGRAM, 1965 SUMMER INSTITUTES. FINAL REPORT.
COHEN, SAUL B.
AN EVALUATION WAS CONDUCTED OF THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE FIRST SUMMER'S ADVANCED INSTITUTES IN GEOGRAPHY PROGRAMS, WHICH WILL SERVE AS A GUIDE TO THE DESIGN AND OPERATION OF FUTURE INSTITUTES. A TEAM OF NINE EVALUATORS VISITED 20 OF THE 40 INSTITUTES AND FOCUSED THEIR EVALUATION ON (1) EFFECTIVENESS OF COMMITMENT, PERSONNEL, AND GEOGRAPHICAL CONCEPTS PRESENTED, (2) DEGREE OF MATERIAL INTRODUCTION, TRANSLATION OF PROGRAM OBJECTIVES, AND STAFF AND PARTICIPANT CONTACT, AND (3) SUITABILITY OF FACILITIES, PARTICIPANTS, AND EDUCATIONAL MEDIA. THE FINDINGS WERE CONSIDERED IN NINE CATEGORIES. THE CATEGORIES AND COMMENTS WERE (1) OBJECTIVES--ATTEMPTS WERE GENERALLY MADE TO ACHIEVE THEM, (2) CURRICULUM CONTENT--THERE WAS SOME DISPARITY AMONG PROGRAMS, (3) INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES--MOST INSTITUTES FELL SHORT OF A TRULY INTEGRATED PROGRAM, (4) TRAINING AND USE OF MEDIA--MOST INSTITUTES WERE EQUIPPED AND SOME USED THEM WELL, (5) STAFF--FEW DIRECTORS DID NO TEACHING, HALF DID CONSIDERABLE TEACHING, AND IT WAS FELT DIRECTOR RELATIONSHIPS REQUIRE CLOSER COORDINATION, (6) PARTICIPANTS--SOME DEGREE OF DISENCHANTMENT WAS NOTED BETWEEN THEM AND THE STAFF, (7) EVALUATION AND ACCREDITATION POLICIES--TESTS WERE GENERALLY OBJECTIVE AND ACCREDITATION WAS TREATED WITH CARE AND FULL DISCLOSURE, (8) DISCHARGE OF SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITIES--ABOUT HALF GAVE LITTLE ATTENTION TO PLANNING SOCIAL ACTIVITIES, WHILE AT OTHERS THEY WERE FOUND TO BE IN AN IMPORTANT ROLE IN THE STRUCTURE OF THE INSTITUTES' TIME, AND (9) MISCELLANEOUS (FACILITIES, LIBRARIES, MOTIVATION, AND FOLLOWUP PLANS)--COMMENTS WERE PRESENTED FOR EACH ITEM. (RS)
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Authoring Institution: National Council for Geographic Education.
Identifiers: National Defense Education Act Title XI