ERIC Number: ED032247
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
The Amherst Project Education Development Teams. General Information.
Newberry Library, Chicago, IL. Committee on the Study of History.
The Amherst Project has announced a program available on a cooperative basis to schools, school districts, and regional educational groups interested in developing and implementing new high school curriculums along inquiry lines in American history and social studies. The program involves a coordinated effort at experimental curriculum development and inservice education designed to foster the conditions necessary for inquiry learning in the school, particularly in the inner-city. The heart of the program is the creation in local areas of "education development teams." each consisting of 30 people (20 classroom teachers and the rest support people: supervisors, school administrators, school board members, and college and university faculty in both history and education). Each team undertakes in its local area the program consisting of (1) a 5-day inservice orientation and learning workshop directed by the Amherst Project staff; and (2) a year or more of experimental curriculum development (designed as an end in itself and as a means of inservice education) in which teacher members, drawing on the support people of the team, work on the development of new curriculums. (Included with the program description are the goals and background of the project and information on the composition and selection of teams; eligibility for participation; costs to local groups; financial assistance and other resources provided by the Amherst Project.) (JS)
Publication Type: N/A
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Sponsor: Hampshire Coll., Amherst, MA.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Newberry Library, Chicago, IL. Committee on the Study of History.
Identifiers: Amherst Project