ERIC Number: ED044326
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970-Sep
Political Scientists and Teacher Education: An Inservice Program in International Affairs.
East, Maurice A.
To introduce the inservice program the author argues in favor of involving discipline-oriented professors and professional associations in the teaching of their discipline in the secondary schools, but also discusses the problems to be avoided in such involvement. The inservice program described is being carried out by the Center for Teaching International Relations (CTIR), an organizational unit of the Graduate School of International Studies, Denver University (DU). (Other CTIR programs are also listed.) The inservice programs take three forms: 1) extended inservice institutes at DU, offering graduate credit, at which participants develop classroom-oriented materials in international affairs; 2) 3-day regional institutes throughout Colorado, Wyoming, and New Mexico, at which participants are introduced to CTIR classroom materials; and, 3) 2 to 3 day national institutes. The short-term institutes use "Rowan and Martin's 'Laugh-In' format" as a planning model. "The objective was to provide the participant with ideas, materials, and even units which were ready for the classroom." (A typical schedule of these is included and described.) Institute staff members were primarily discipline-oriented professors who generally lacked formal secondary teaching experience. (DJB)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Political Science Association, Washington, DC.