ERIC Number: ED027230
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Dec
Reference Count: 0
History and Development of National Science Foundation Elementary Institutes 1959-1967.
Wailes, James R.
This account of the history of the National Science Foundation Elementary Institutes begins with the National Science Foundation (NSF) Act of 1950. The Cooperative College-School Science Program and pilot programs prior to fiscal year 1959 are described. Separate sections are devoted to the presentation of statistics for each Summer Institute Program conducted by NSF for the summer 1959-66. Such statistics include the number of proposals granted, total budget, and the number of participants. The Elementary School In-Service Institute Programs for the years 1959-67 are also discussed in a similar style. Selected statistics are presented in six tables in the appendix. Information presented summarizes materials discussed in the text of the study. The report indicates the National Science Foundation supported 531 institutes from 1959-67, with an actual attendance of 22,045 elementary school personnel. (BC)
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Inservice Education, Institutes (Training Programs), Professional Continuing Education, Science Education History, Summer Programs, Teacher Education
Author, University of Colorado, School of Education, Boulder, Colorado ($0.35).
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Colorado Univ., Boulder. School of Education.
Identifiers: National Science Foundation