ERIC Number: ED049957
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Differential Effects of Self-Contained Teacher Education Kits on Pre- and In-Service Social Studies Teachers.
Carswell, Ronald J. B.; Kurfman, Dana G.
Three five-hour kits of self-contained materials: Using Simulation to Involve Students, Using Media to Stimulate Inquiry, and Using Evaluation to Improve Instruction, were field tested in sixty-four pre-service and in-service training programs. The kits were based on successful teaching strategies in the High School Geography Project course, Geography in an Urban Age; included participation in an activity, analysis of it, and application of the analysis to other teaching situations; and contained an instructor's guide, participant manual, and supporting media such as slides, maps, and video-tape. Statistical comparisons of four groups of sixteen programs were made, one of which was a control group. Questionnaires revealed a high degree of favorable response from both the 1,400 participants and the 64 instructors while the Basic Attitudes toward Social Studies (BASS) instrument showed fewer conclusive differences between the treatment and control groups. (NH)
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Identifiers: Basic Attitudes Toward Social Studies; High School Geography Project; HSGP
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention, American Educational Research Association, New York, New York, February, 1971