ERIC Number: ED241535
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Independent Study in the Humanities. A Fellowship Program for Teachers of Grades 9-12. A Guide for Applicants.
The Independent Study in the Humanities Fellowship program for teachers of grades 9-12 has been sponsored since 1983 by the Council for Basic Education under a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The program awards $3,000 fellowships for summer study to outstanding teachers of English, foreign languages, history, and other humanities disciplines. These fellowships offer selected teachers eight weeks of concentrated independent study in subjects closely related to their teaching. The author offers 15 recommendations, based on his experience as a reviewer for the fellowships, for candidates submitting proposals. Among them are: (1) The entire proposal should be typed neatly and accurately; (2) The statement of purpose must be clear and precise; (3) Consider study projects of previous fellows; (4) Make sure the bibliography is well-researched; (5) Don't try to sell yourself as an expert in the study field; (6) Make sure the study topic is one that will help you with your present or future courses, but remember the fellowship may not be used solely for curriculum development; and (7) Make sure your project is feasible in an eight week period, and that it involves study. (JMK)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Independent Study in the Humanities Fellowship
Note: Paper presented at the Southwest Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (Colorado Springs, CO, March 1-3, 1984).