ERIC Number: ED049086
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970-Dec
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The American Historical Association's History Education Project: The Status of the Project and its Regional Teams as of the End of 1970.
Indiana Univ., Bloomington. Dept. of History.
This report gives an overview of History Education Project (HEP) operational structure and a summary of activities of its 13 regional teams. HEP is committed to the improvement of history education and to the training of history teachers for all educational levels. Some goals are to: 1) define objectives of history instruction; 2) identify, across disciplines and levels, those professional historians interested in problems of history education; 3) disseminate information about curriculum change; 4) utilize this information and end artificial barriers between schools and colleges; and, 5) promote cooperative and self-sustaining operations on a national basis. Primary emphasis the first two years has been on the pre-collegiate teacher, his training and professional responsibilities. Regional teams are active in projects to develop preservice and inservice teacher education programs, implement new degree programs and course requirements, devise relevant curriculum, and organize materials centers and traveling institutes to demonstrate techniques and materials. A new journal to concentrate on the classroom, teaching, curriculum, and teacher preparation is also planned. Detailed observations of regional team projects will appear in a "Report to the Profession" publication intended for fall 1971. (Author/JSB)
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Curriculum Development, Diffusion, Educational Change, Educational Innovation, History Instruction, Inservice Teacher Education, Institutional Cooperation, National Programs, Preservice Teacher Education, Professional Education, Projects, Social Studies, Teacher Education, Teacher Effectiveness
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Sponsor: Bureau of Educational Personnel Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.; American Historical Association, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., Bloomington. Dept. of History.