ERIC Number: ED056990
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
A Cooperative College-School Elementary Science Program.
Sylvestre, Mark T.; And Others
Science educators from Plymouth State College and elementary teachers from New Hampshire's Supervisory Union 48 organized as a cooperative committee to develop a program: 1) to stimulate and assist New Hampshire school districts in modernizing their elementary school science programs by providing a model program for their observation, modification, and eventual adoption; and 2) to update the preparation of elementary science teachers so that they might better teach their pupils and serve as supervising teachers for student teaching programs. Plymouth State College agreed to conduct a 30-week institute to train these teachers in teaching elementary science, specifically in the use of ESS materials. The school boards within the Union agreed to send their teachers to the institute and to implement the program in 1972. The program was financed by a special program grant for a local charitable organization, the Spaulding-Potter Trust. The institute is being evaluated through pre and post measures of the participants' understandings of and attitudes towards science. Written critiques and open feedback on the methods and materials presented in the institute are evaluated as they are used by the participants in their elementary classrooms. (Author/MBM)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Spaulding-Potter Trust, Concord, NH.
Authoring Institution: Cooperative Elementary Science Study Committee of Plymouth State Coll. and New Hampshire Supervisory Union 48.
Note: Submitted to the Program for Distinguished Achievement Awards of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education