ERIC Number: ED040900
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Jun-26
Reference Count: 0
Social Studies Pilots 1969-1970. [SPEEDIER Project.]
Myers, Charles B.
The five social studies pilot programs used in the first year (1968-1969) of the SPEEDIER Project were continued and expanded to include more schools, teachers, students, and grade levels. During the Spring of 1970 it was possible to add three short-term pilot programs with only a few teachers involved in each. These pilots were: 1) American Political Behavior Course, piloted in grade 9; 2) High School Geography Project, Unit 1, piloted in grades 10, 11, and 12; 3) "Dangerous Parallel" and "Crisis in the Balkans" Simulations, piloted in grades 9, 11, and 12. The Pilot Model was the same with more emphasis placed on teaching technique refinement. Demonstrations of specific strategies, instruction in those strategies, and teacher practice with them were part of the effort. Audio and video tapes of classes were used to provide feedback to teachers. Descriptions of the activities of each program are given including: pilot preparation workshops or institutes, and pilot implementation, introduction to materials, refinement of teaching techniques, dissemination, and critical evaluation. Detailed information on the original five pilot programs and the pilot mode l is available in SO 000 112 and SO 000 147. (SBE)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Curriculum Study Research and Development Council of South Central Pennsylvania, Palmyra.