ERIC Number: ED045518
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
Regional Geography of the American Southwest for Teachers and Trainers of Teachers of Indians and Mexican-Americans. Director's Report.
Oklahoma Univ., Norman. Dept. of Geography.
The report of the independent evaluation of this EPDA Institute by the Southwestern Cooperative Educational Laboratory composed the body of this document. Several evaluation instruments were developed for pre-institute and post-institute administration: EPDA Geography Questionnaire, The Geography Content Test, and a History of Geography Test. A major concern of the Questionnaire was to assess the participants' expectations of the institute, to determine their needs and wants, to assess their perceptions of ethnic minority group youngsters, and to discover individual philosophical orientations toward education. In an on-site evaluation, they reviewed reports of the eight-day field trip, conducted interviews with participants, evaluated curriculum and curriculum materials, and examined final course projects. The participants perceived geography as one logical and important vehicle of instruction and communication in a combined social-behavioral science approach to teaching ethnic minority group students the interrelationships of men and the interactions of man and his environment. Summary statements on the organization and conduct of the institute are included, along with the evaluation instruments, and the pre-test and post-test analyses of how much and what was learned, and what attitudes and values were changed by the institute. (SBE)
Descriptors: American Indians, Area Studies, Educational Needs, Environmental Education, Ethnic Studies, Geography Instruction, Institutes (Training Programs), Interdisciplinary Approach, Mexican Americans, Minority Group Teachers, Program Evaluation, Reports, Secondary School Teachers, Spanish Americans, Summer Programs, Teacher Educators
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Educational Personnel Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Oklahoma Univ., Norman. Dept. of Geography.
Identifiers: Arizona; New Mexico; Oklahoma; Texas