ERIC Number: ED033878
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Aug
Reference Count: 0
The Negro and the American Political Process. EPDA Civics Institute (June 15-August 2, 1969). Final Report.
Robinson, William P., Sr.
A 7-week summer institute for 22 high school social studies teachers of varying racial, religious, and geographical background is believed to have achieved its objectives of providing basic instruction in the role of the Negro in the American political process and translating this content into usable forms for the civics classroom. Lecture-discussion periods involved the use of political science systems analysis to study Negro politics since 1865. The methodology and media seminar on trends in teaching methods informed participants of the theory and rationale of the inquiry method and aided them in the preparation and presentation of teaching units. Audiovisual techniques used by the methodology instructional teams included game simulation, microteaching, a TV debate, and various film and discussion techniques. Such mechanical aids as sound slides, microfilm reader-printers, and overhead projectors were demonstrated. Unique features included sensitivity sessions to break down personal barriers and fears and videotaping of teaching demonstrations to allow participants to view their own strengths and weaknesses. (Included are discussion of institute administration, analysis of participant evaluation questionnaires, curriculum content, outlines for the content and methodology components, lists of films used with brief content descriptions, and bibliography of materials used including lists of required and suggested readings.) (JS)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Educational Personnel Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Norfolk State Coll., VA.