ERIC Number: ED052147
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Project Impact: A Pilot Study Evaluating the NDEA Summer Institute Program. Final Report.
Perloff, Evelyn; And Others
Three separate projects were involved in this evaluation project. Project 1 involved teacher-participants, teaching staffs, and institute directors and asked their opinions about general institute performance and particular subject matter coverage. Project 2 focused on the teacher-participants only, investigating the effects of institute attendance on 1) their learning of subject matter content, 2) their attitudes toward students, and 3) their consideration of teaching strategies. Project 3 concentrated on the host colleges and universities, specifically seeking to explore some of the reactions and experiences affecting key educators. A sample of 94 institutes was involved, consisting of 30 in history, 13 in political science, 24 in educational media, and 27 in education of the disadvantaged. The total sample of teachers exceeded 3,000. The general consensus of comments by directors, staff members, and participants was favorable, many stating that the Institutes had effected some changes in their consideration and education of teachers although it was not possible to show statistically significant pre- and post-institute differences with regard to improved subject matter achievements. (MBM)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, Pittsburgh, PA.
Identifiers: National Defense Education Act Summer Institutes