ERIC Number: ED025463
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Final Technical Report of the Institute for: Teachers of Disadvantaged Youth: Science for Elementary Teachers.
Tannenbaum, Harold E.
This report presents the results of a year-long pre- and postinstitute evaluation of the 6-week summer workshop for 221 primary grade teachers of disadvantaged children from 41 different New York City schools. The report is organized around the findings obtained from each of nine evaluation instruments and checklists used to measure (1) changes in science knowledge and information (in biological, earth, and physical science areas), (2) changes in attitudes toward science and science teaching, (3) changes in teacher behavior in the classroom, (4) changes in the schools and in the pupils, and (5) over-all effectiveness and suggested modifications of the Institute. Descriptive analysis of the data is given. Included is discussion of the background, characteristics, and selection of the teacher-participants and of the 15 supervisor-participants who were elementary school coordinators trained in additional teacher education and supervisory techniques as members of the instructional team of the workshop. Major findings are summarized in terms of the five areas of interest noted above, and conclusions are presented regarding the limitations of the Institute, the evaluation, and suggested modifications and improvements. All except one of the nine instruments, eight of which were developed by the evaluation team, are appended. (JS)
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Attitude Measures, Behavior Change, Check Lists, Disadvantaged Youth, Educational Change, Elementary School Science, Elementary School Teachers, Institutes (Training Programs), Measurement Instruments, Observation, Program Evaluation, Questionnaires, Semantic Differential, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Behavior
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: City Univ. of New York, NY. Hunter Coll.
Identifiers: Behavior Observation Schedule (Tannenbaum); COPES Test of Science Concepts; Elementary Science Survey; New York (New York)