ERIC Number: ED064193
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Reference Count: 0
The 1965 History Institutes Revisited: "It was Wonderful!!!" or, "Man, I Got Took"?
Cate, James Lea
This follow up survey of the 1965 NDEA history institute program (which had been thoroughly studied) examines constancy of participants' opinions about the institute and investigates some specific phases of institute experience. Objectives include answering four questions on how attendance at the institute affected each participant's: 1) intellectual interests; 2) teaching of history; 3) professional activities; 4) relations with colleagues and school administrators. The survey consisted of two questionnaires that complemented one another: a framed mail questionnaire and an interview-in-depth. A majority of the respondents indicated that the institute: offered intellectual stimulus, motivated participants toward continued intellectual development, changed the manner in which participants viewed history, and helped them to change course content and form. Fifty five percent of those interviewed increased their pattern of professional activities as a result of attending institutes. Participants judged that institutes were well organized and directed, offered valued subject matter instruction, and provided contact with other participants and offered suggestions for future institute programs. A related document is SO 002 763. (SJM)
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Higher Education, History Instruction, Improvement Programs, Inservice Teacher Education, Institutes (Training Programs), Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Summer Programs, Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Educators, Teacher Improvement
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Historical Association, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: National Defense Education Act Institutes