ERIC Number: ED049853
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Project NECESSITIES, Phase III. Volume III: Case Studies in Teacher Training.
Abt Associates, Inc., Cambridge, MA.
The staff of Project NECESSITIES conducted 2 workshops for educators concerned with curriculum for American Indian (including Eskimo) students. The purpose of these sessions was to familiarize participants with techniques pertinent to development of curriculum for Indian students at both the elementary and secondary school levels. The practica were organized around 2 central activities: task sessions I and II. Task Session I was a simulated exercise in which all participants, divided into 2 groups according to their interest in either elementary or secondary students, were given scenarios based on real classroom data describing student difficulties in dealing with conflict situations. Participants were asked to prepare a lesson plan introducing a unit exploring these concepts. Skill areas, content, methods, media, and materials were suggested, and optional lesson plan forms were provided to help participants perform the exercise. They were encouraged to call on project staff members present as resources during the exercise. Process guidelines suggested in the directions given to the participants paralleled the major steps in the curriculum development process model. The task session was followed by a critique session. During Task Session II, participants were asked to develop a piece of curriculum that they intended to use in their own classrooms. (LS)
Publication Type: N/A
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Sponsor: Bureau of Indian Affairs (Dept. of Interior), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Abt Associates, Inc., Cambridge, MA.