ERIC Number: ED022701
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Reference Count: 0
A Follow-Up Study of the Participants of the National Science Foundation Academic Year Institutes for High School Teachers of Science and Mathematics held at the University of Mississippi, 1961-66.
Irby, Bobby Newell
This study investigated (1) whether or not the institute was accomplishing its objectives to upgrade science and mathematics teachers' competency and to remove academic deficiencies due to inadequate or inefficient academic training and (2) whether the objectives of the institute were based on valid assumptions. The study population consisted of 151 secondary school science and mathematics teachers of both sexes. The principal data-gathering instrument was a questionnaire. Ten conclusions are reported in the study. These include (1) the institute was suitable for upgrading competency and removing deficiencies, (2) increased subject matter knowledge increased teacher effectiveness, (3) participants experienced a wider opportunity for their abilities and improved their professional and economic status, and (4) professional attitudes of participants improved. (BC)
Descriptors: College Science, Doctoral Dissertations, Institutes (Training Programs), Mathematics, Program Effectiveness, Science Programs, Sciences, Teacher Education
University Microfilms, 300 North Zeeb Road, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48103 (Order No. 67-13776, Microfilm $3.00, Xerography $9.25).
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Mississippi Univ., University.
Identifiers: Academic Year Institutes; University of Mississippi