ERIC Number: ED044294
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
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An Investment in Knowledge, The First Dozen Years of the National Science Foundation's Summer Institutes Program To Improve Secondary School Science and Mathematics Teaching, 1954-1965.
Krieghbaum, Hillier; Rawson, Hugh
Documented is the first twelve-year history (1954-1965) of National Science Foundation (NSF) Summer Institute Programs to improve secondary school science and mathematics teaching. Traces development of institutes from model activities supported by private industry, through the fiscal and philosophical base for federal support to secondary education by means of institutes for secondary school teachers, to the development of over four-hundred summer institutes. Frequent quotes from NSF files, other public records, and author interviews support statements on NSF relations with Congress; pre-and post-Sputnik programs; parochial school participants; integration of institutes; and proposal development and acceptance. Attention is also given to institute participant selection, variety of institute programs, instructional personnel, institute management, university operations, science course improvement projects, and international institutes. The position is taken that although evaluation of institute results is difficult and incomplete, present evidence indicates that tremendous impact has been made on secondary education and university level teacher education, largely through emphasis on subject-matter courses. (JM)
Descriptors: College Science, Federal Programs, Inservice Teacher Education, National Programs, Science Education History, Secondary School Science, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Education
New York University Press, 32 Washington Place, New York, N.Y. 10003 ($8.00)
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Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: New York Univ., NY.
Identifiers: National Science Foundation