ERIC Number: ED044355
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
Summer Institute in Chemistry for Secondary School Teachers (January 1, 1969-June 30, 1970).
Saint Anselm's Coll., Manchester, NH.
An 8-week summer institute for 32 secondary school teachers from New Hampshire and nearby states was designed to show them the activities of chemists in research and in manufacturing. Intentions were to improve their teaching skills by showing them how the chemistry that they are teaching is used in practice, thus enabling them to improve their teaching effectiveness and their competence in guidance. The program was centered on weekly trips to research laboratories and manufacturing plants. Lecture and laboratory work on the campus were directly related to the trips. The activities of chemists were further exemplified by guest lecturers, work with modern laboratory instruments, and an introduction to computers. At the end of a year of teaching, following the institute, the participants were unanimously enthusiastic about the impact of the program on their teaching. (The report focuses on changes which would be made if the institute were run again. Publicity materials and lists of visiting lectures, tours, and consultants are included.) (Author/JS)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Saint Anselm's Coll., Manchester, NH.