ERIC Number: ED027199
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
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The Development and Evaluation of an In-Service Program in Social Studies and Science for First-Grade Teachers.
Brandt, Dorothy Pauline
Developed and evaluated was an inservice education program for first grade teachers teaching an experimental program in science and social studies. The program, developed for use with disadvantaged Mexican-American children, was designed to promote language development. Achievement of children in experimental groups taught by teachers who had participated in the inservice program was compared with that of children in three control groups taught by teachers who had no inservice training. The first group was taught the experimental program, the second was taught the district social studies and science curriculum in self-contained classrooms, and the third was taught the district program in a team-teaching situation. Six achievement areas -- word knowledge, word discrimination, reading, total reading, arithmetic and total achievement -- were analyzed. Significant differences favored the experimental group over controls two and three, but no significant differences were found between the experimental and the first control group. (GR)
Descriptors: Curriculum, Disadvantaged, Doctoral Dissertations, Educationally Disadvantaged, Elementary School Science, Grade 1, Inservice Teacher Education, Mexican Americans, Social Studies, Teacher Education
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Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., Austin.