ERIC Number: ED033915
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
The Negro in the Americas. EPDA Summer Institute (June 18-August 5, 1969). Director's Report.
Dayton Univ., OH.
A 7-week summer institute for 27 social studies teachers from secondary schools serving the disadvantaged black populations in the larger cities of Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio was designed to provide needed knowledge and skill to improve student performance. Basic components were (1) a socio-historical academic course, "The Negro in the Americas"; (2) a teaching aids workshop in the use of media and equipment including films, tapes, transparencies, simulation, and programmed learning; (3) sessions on teaching the culturally deprived which explored problems in learning, inquiry techniques, home-school relations, and examples of successful teaching experiences; and (4) practicum experiences which included preparation of materials and strategies (use of Bloom's schema in formulation of behavioral objectives and of Amidon's system to analyze classroom verbal patterns) and microteaching and demonstration teaching in Dayton Public Schools, both utilizing the black history content material. Staff and participant evaluations indicate that the teachers are now equipped to prepare an American history course more relevant to black students and more accurately revealing the nation's past; gained understanding of social forces at work in our society and of the advantage of cross-cultural comparison in analyzing them; and will make sincere efforts to employ new student-centered approaches to student learning in their classes. [Not available in hardcopy due to marginal legibility of original document.] (JS)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Educational Personnel Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Dayton Univ., OH.