ERIC Number: ED063185
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Reference Count: 0
Report on the Arts and Humanities Institutes of 1966.
Gray, Donald J.
This report is one of a series presenting the results of studies of NDEA Title XI and Arts and Humanities Foundation institute programs and selected institute-associated activities conducted during 1966. Eleven institutes were offered in this year: three in music; two in art; two in theater; two in humanities; one in Latin; and one in film. A primary purpose of the institutes is to change the ways arts and humanities are taught in elementary and secondary schools. This report describes who and what was taught in these institutes; summarize what those who directed, attended and observed the institutes thought of them; and speculate about some of the issues and promises raised by their achievement. The report draws on three sources of information and opinion: analysis of the responses of about 300 participants to a questionnaire, final reports by the directors of the institutes, and detailed observer reports. All together these institutes enrolled about 430 participants. Most of the participants teach in secondary schools, and most of these teach in senior high schools. The participants generally thought very highly of the institutes; visitors were more impressed by those that concentrated on one subject, those that were innovative, and those that concretely defined proposals for new kinds of courses. (Author/JLB)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Consortium of Professional Associations for the Study of Special Teacher Improvement Programs.
Identifiers: National Foundation on Arts Humanities Act 1965