ERIC Number: ED033076
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Reference Count: 0
American Historical Association Proposal in History Education.
American Historical Association, Washington, DC.
A 6-week institute has been designed to provide participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to strengthen history education and to transmit their knowledge to beginning and experienced teachers. Under the planning and direction of an advisory committee (composed of members of the American Historical Association), six interdisciplinary teams, each composed of a professional historian, a social studies educator, and a history teacher, will participate in activities designed to enable them to understand and create objectives in history, plan for innovative use of film and other media, analyze curricular materials available in history education from the viewpoints of content and method, use new teaching strategies and pose central questions for history education, and formulate definitions of history education in the context of a scholarly concern. Throughout the program, participants will devise training programs to be used as bases for individual and team efforts in improving history courses and teacher training programs in their schools, state and local education agencies, and higher education institutions after the institute. In addition, publicity has been arranged for these training programs by the American Historical Association, and efforts are being made to make them self-supporting. (SP)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Indiana Univ., Bloomington.
Authoring Institution: American Historical Association, Washington, DC.