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ERIC Number: ED016867
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Pages: 329
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UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS SUMMER INSTITUTE FOR TEACHERS OF ORNAMENTAL HORTICULTURE IN THE MIDWESTERN SECTION OF THE UNITED STATES.
HEMP, PAUL E.
A RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT PROJECT, DESIGNED TO RETRAIN TEACHERS, DEVELOP ORNAMENTAL HORTICULTURE CURRICULUM MATERIALS, AND STIMULATE THE DEVELOPMENT OF VOCATIONAL ORNAMENTAL HORTICULTURE PROGRAMS IN THE MIDWESTERN UNITED STATES, INCLUDED TRAINING, SERVICE, AND EVALUATION ACTIVITIES. THIRTY TEACHERS SELECTED FROM 75 APPLICANTS ATTENDED A SUMMER INSTITUTE. EACH WAS ENROLLED IN TWO 4-WEEK COURSES, SPECIAL PROBLEMS IN HORTICULTURE AND WORKSHOP IN CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT. THE GROUP PREPARED (1) 30 SOURCE UNITS ON PLANT PROPAGATION, FLOWERS AND FLORAL ARRANGEMENTS, GREENHOUSE, TURF, AND NURSERY MANAGEMENT, ARBORICULTURE, AND LANDSCAPING, (2) 50 LABORATORY EXERCISES, AND (3) AN EXPERIENCE PROGRAM PLANNING GUIDE, A RECORD BOOK, AND A NEWSLETTER. VARIOUS INSTRUMENTS WERE USED TO EVALUATE THE INSTITUTE PROGRAM, THE CURRICULUM MATERIALS, AND TO COLLECT AND SUMMARIZE DATA FROM THE SCHOOL PROGRAMS OF INSTITUTE PARTICIPANTS. OTHER EVALUATIONS WERE MADE DURING STAFF VISITS TO SCHOOLS, AND IN A FOLLOWUP MEETING FOR INSTITUTE PARTICIPANTS. THE PROJECT STAFF'S 15 CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS INCLUDED (1) MULTISTATE INSTITUTES ARE EFFECTIVE MEANS OF BRINGING ABOUT CHANGE IN VOCATIONAL PROGRAMS, (2) A METHOD FOR SELECTING PARTICIPANTS WHO CAN DEVELOP NEW PROGRAMS SHOULD BE DEVELOPED, (3) TEACHERS SEEKING RETRAINING NEED A SPONSORED JOB INTERNSHIP IN HORTICULTURAL BUSINESSES, (4) THE COURSES IN THE INSTITUTE SHOULD BE MORE CLOSELY COORDINATED, (5) THERE WAS SUBSTANTIAL IMPROVEMENT IN THE PROGRAMS IN THE 28 SCHOOLS OF PARTICIPANTS, AND (6) TEACHERS FELT THAT THE STATE STAFF SHOULD PROVIDE MORE INSERVICE TEACHER EDUCATION, DEVELOP PRESERVICE TRAINING PROGRAMS FOR PROSPECTIVE TEACHERS, PREPARE CURRICULUM MATERIALS, AND HELP SELL PROGRAMS TO SCHOOLS, ADMINISTRATORS, AND TEACHERS. THE APPENDIX, THE MAJOR PART OF THE DOCUMENT, CONTAINS THE INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS AND EVALUATION AND REPORT FORMS. (JM)
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Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana.
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