ERIC Number: ED032226
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968
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To Improve Secondary School Science and Mathematics Teaching.
Krieghbaum, Hillier; Rawson, Hugh
The first dozen years of the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Summer Institutes Program, 1954-65 are reviewed. The full report entitled "An Investment in Knowledge" is scheduled for publication in 1969. The forerunner of NSF Summer Institutes was held during July and August of 1954 at the University of Washington. Fifty-three high school teachers from 22 states attended the four week session to study mathematics. The initial success of this program led to a greater investment by NSF in institutes to train science and mathematics teachers in public and private schools and at all academic levels, kindergarten through college. The total NSF outlay for institutes through 1965 was close to 300 million dollars. In 1965, 43 million dollars financed 449 institutes with approximately 21,000 high school teachers as participants. The report is replete with specific important events in the development of the Institute program and contains accounts of numerous conversations with NSF officials and congressional committeemen. (BC)
Descriptors: Federal Programs, Institutes (Training Programs), Program Descriptions, Science Education History, Secondary School Mathematics, Secondary School Science, Summer Programs, Teacher Education, Teacher Improvement
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 ($0.30).
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Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: New York Univ., NY.