ERIC Number: ED201598
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-May
Reference Count: 0
On-Site Inservice Teacher Development: Claremont History Investigations Project.
A description is given of an exemplary program, developed by Claremont Teachers College in West Australia, that involved on-site teacher development to help introduce children in grades 1-4 to historical thinking. The College provided academic staff for the project and assisted teachers by providing advice and materials. The long term objectives of this project were not only to raise the standard of primary school history teaching by concentrating on teacher development and production of materials for specific purposes, but also to provide a model of regionalized curriculum development. In view of the success of this project, the question of whether other teacher education institutions can build such activities into its normal program and offer them to many schools over the range of the whole curriculum is considered. (JD)
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Change Strategies, College Role, College School Cooperation, Curriculum Development, Demonstration Programs, Elementary Education, Experimental Programs, Field Tests, Foreign Countries, History Instruction, Inservice Teacher Education, Program Evaluation, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Behavior, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at a conference of the South Pacific Association for Teacher Education (Nedlands, Australia, May, 1980).