ERIC Number: ED064192
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1966
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Report on the 1966 NDEA Advanced Study Institute in Economics.
Reese, Jim E.; Darcy, Robert L.
This report is one of a series presenting the results of studies of NDEA Title XI and Arts and Humanities Foundation Institute programs and selected institute-associated activities conducted in 1966. During that year, five economics institutes were held. The 175 participants in these institutes were involved in a variety of programs, including one on labor management problems, one on economic theory, and another involving the preparation of economic education material for the DEEP Program. All of the institutes used a combination of lectures, guest speakers, and study groups to present a theoretical framework for the analysis of economic problems. The report analyzes the institutes in terms of: a) needs and objectives; b) personnel; c) content; d) balance between content and educational techniques; e) organization; f) follow-up; g) participants; h) physical arrangements and facilities; i) observers' and participants' evaluation; and, j) conclusions and recommendations. Among other things, this last section notes the importance of the skill and personality of the director as a factor in the success or failure of an institute. They also point out that the institute objectives should be clearly defined and expressed; the participants should be fairly homogeneous; and, that attention be given to techniques to help the teacher transfer economic understandings to the classroom. (Author/JLB)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Consortium of Professional Associations for the Study of Special Teacher Improvement Programs.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: National Defense Education Act