ERIC Number: ED049951
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969-May
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A Regional Approach to Improving Elementary School Science.
Eastern Regional Inst. for Education, Syracuse, NY.
Reported were programs and procedures developed by the Eastern Regional Institute for Education (ERIE) to install a process oriented science program in regional elementary schools. Three installation phases were involved: 1) selection of the installation vehicle by ERIE and local schools, 2) installation tryout, and 3) adoption of the installed program. Science - A Process Approach was selected for installation in pilot schools beginning with the 1967-68 school year. School selection criteria included diversity in socio-economic and public-parochial factors. Reciprocal working relationships were established with 21 pilot schools and included information services and inservice training for teachers and administrators; provision of teacher and student instructional materials; and regular consultative visitation. Instruments for student competency and demographic data were administered. Pilot schools varied in instructional time and completed AAAS science activities. The adoption phase was considered incomplete. Installation process side effects included: extended use of Science - A Process Approach in non-pilot schools, extended ERIE dissemination involvement; expanded teacher education and consultation services and cooperation with state departments of education; and further implementation of ERIE's "Regional Action Network" and "Process Leader" programs. (JM)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Eastern Regional Inst. for Education, Syracuse, NY.