ERIC Number: ED045481
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Computerized Community Resources Handbook: A Joint Project of Indiana University at South Bend and the South Bend Community School Corporation.
DuVall, Charles Robert; Truex, Donald Walter
The basic objective of this project was to take all the basic data relevant to individual community resources and put it into a meaningful form, and to provide it to the individual teacher upon request. Over 400 firms and individuals are listed and active in the file. There are 24 major classifications each with 100 possible minor classifications. All of these minor curricular or interest areas have been listed in the "School Corporation Audio-Visual Learning Resources Handbook" which is used by the teachers in South Bend. When a list of resources is needed by a teacher, the request is sent to a central Data Processing Center for computer processing. The resulting print-out lists the following information on each resource: name, address, phone number, specific directions for location, specific activities of the firm, types of material available from them, safety features, person to contact for field trip arrangements, availability of personnel, length of visit, grade level of students preferred, size of a manageable group, and the length of notice required. All entries carried in the handbook have been personally contacted and a follow-up study of their participation has been conducted by inservice social studies teachers attending Indiana University. (SBE)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council for the Social Studies, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Indiana; Indiana (South Bend)
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention, National Council for the Social Studies, New York, New York, November 24, 1970