ERIC Number: ED022702
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
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A Study of the National Science Foundation Summer Institutes in Science and Mathematics held at the University of Idaho from 1957 through 1964 and their Impact on Professional Activities of the Recipients.
Martinen, Gordon David
Investigated were the participants of Summer Institutes in Science and Mathematics at the University of Idaho and their subsequent educational and professional stature, occupational mobility, ability to initiate change in the curriculums of the schools in which they taught, and reactions to the social and academic climate which prevailed at the institutes. Data were collected by questionnaire from 206 of the 260 recipients of Foundation grants. Comparisons were made between those who received one summer's training and those who received three summers' training and an advanced degree. Results showed a few changes in the participants' educational and professional stature. Those who received more extensive training were more apt to alter curriculum in their schools and move into positions of authority over specific aspects of the school program. Participants reacted positively toward the social and academic climate of the institute. (BC)
Descriptors: Doctoral Dissertations, Evaluation, Institutes (Training Programs), Mathematics, Program Evaluation, Sciences, Secondary School Teachers, Summer Programs, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Education
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Authoring Institution: Idaho Univ., Moscow.
Identifiers: National Science Foundation; University of Idaho