ERIC Number: ED066378
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969
The Amherst Project. Final Report.
Hampshire Coll., Amherst, MA.
This final report submitted by the Committee on the Study of History at Hampshire College describes the Amherst Project, a research and development project devoted to fostering the newer inquiry approaches in the study of United States history. The project's main focus has been on secondary schools, but has also encompassed junior high and adult levels. In the report, project organization is examined in terms of the role of the Committee, the staff, office facilities, relations with sponsoring colleges (Amherst and Hampshire), and relations with the U. S. Office of Education. Materials development is discussed in terms of the unit approach, materials perparation, and relations with publishers. Also discussed are trial and evaluation of project materials, test development, the inservice workshops, and the Education Development Team Program. Following an overview of results of the Amherst Project are 7 appendices: a list of Committee members, a list of staff names, a list of units prepared by the Committee (1961-71), an analysis of units and unit structure drawn from reports of cooperating teachers, a chart showing project workshops, and a paper on the project workshops in discovery learning. (GC)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Hampshire Coll., Amherst, MA.