ERIC Number: ED039160
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Inservice Teacher Education to Support Utilization of New Social Science Curricula. Social Science Education Consortium, Publication 125.
Fox, Robert; And Others
This conference of colleagues from social science curriculum projects was designed to explore the problem of inservice teacher education to facilitate high quality utilization of innovative instructional materials and teaching procedures, or, change in basic educational practice. The conference was planned to involve all the participants in a flow of problem-solving and inquiry activities in small, three to five person, cross-project work groups. Problems of teacher attitudes, behavior, knowledge, and performance, which hamper effective materials utilization, were identified from the dual point of view of the developer and the teacher. A framework within which effective training activities might be organized was developed. This model placed the teachers problem-solving activity at the core of the curriculum change process, to which the scientist could contribute expertise and support through collaborative effort. A variety of inservice activities and training plans along with general behavioral objectives were discussed. Finally, a mechanism for curriculum project cooperative action was suggested-the Social Science Education Consortium. (SBE)
Descriptors: Adoption (Ideas), Agency Cooperation, Conference Reports, Coordination, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Study Centers, Diffusion, Inservice Teacher Education, Instructional Innovation, Instructional Materials, Models, Social Studies, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Role
Social Science Education Consortium, Inc., 970 Aurora, Boulder, Colorado 80302 ($1.00)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Social Science Education Consortium, Inc., Boulder, CO.