ERIC Number: ED057981
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Jun-18
Reference Count: 0
Contemporary Curriculum for Small Schools. Report of a Summer Institute (Willamette University, June 14-18, 1971).
Burcham, Mildred, Comp.
The 1971 Oregon Small Schools Program summer institute at Willamette University, June 14-18, was attended by 200 elementary and secondary teachers, librarians, counselors, principals, and superintendents from more than 50 Oregon school districts. The major purpose of the summer institute (funded under Title III of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act) was to disseminate information regarding new techniques, innovative programs, and current educational thinking. The theme for the institute was "Contemporary Curriculum for Small Schools." The program attempted to meet the varied curriculum interests of participants with concurrent, small group sessions for administrators, secondary education, and elementary education. Sessions for elementary teachers and administrators were concerned with individually prescribed instruction, behavioral objectives, effective discipline, questioning strategies, and change in reading instruction. Sessions for secondary educators dealt with educational trends, behavioral objectives, and the legal process and concerns in school affairs. Major presentations dealt with a new design for rural elementary and secondary schools, individually prescribed instruction, due process, improvement of self-concept, student apathy, reading instruction, and teacher selection and evaluation. Condensations of major presentations, reports of concurrent sessions, 7 papers prepared by participants, and the results of an institute evaluation questionnaire are included in this institute report. (JH)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Division of Plans and Supplementary Centers, BESE.
Authoring Institution: Oregon State Board of Education, Salem. Oregon Small Schools Program.