ERIC Number: ED040099
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968-Mar
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Elementary and Secondary Social Studies Surveys: Project PROBE.
Catskill Area School Study Council, Oneonta, NY.
Project PROBE, supported by USOE, conducted in fall 1967 a survey of social studies teachers and teaching in cooperation with the Catskill Area School Study Council. In the Project's service area, including all or part of 5 counties in upstate New York, questionnaires were mailed to one-third of the elementary teachers and to all of the secondary social studies teachers. A return of about 60 per cent of the questionnaires yielded usable data on 168 elementary teachers and 80 secondary teachers. The report presents data on elementary and secondary teachers separately, including personal characteristics (age, sex, and marital status), professional background (especially inservice education), expressed needs in the areas of curriculum planning and method and skill development, subjects taught (secondary only), availability and use of audiovisual aids, and desire for various types of additional training. A substantial majority of both elementary and secondary teachers indicated interest in getting additional inservice training in new social studies/social science content and method. (IAM)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Catskill Area School Study Council, Oneonta, NY.