ERIC Number: ED073135
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Jul-15
Reference Count: 0
Evaluation of 1970 Summer Institutes for Secondary School Teachers of Sciences and Mathematics Programs.
To determine the impact of Summer Institutes on the professional activities and competence of the participants, a questionnaire was sent to 5,452 participants of 1970 Summer Institutes approximately 16 months after they had returned to their classrooms. Completed questionnaires were returned by 4,476 participants. Several demographic characteristics of participants were obtained, and detailed analyses are provided for many of these characteristics. More than two-thirds of the respondents stated that new curriculum materials had been implemented in their classroom, either in whole or in part. Approximately one-third of the participants reported that a change in assignment or status had occurred because of their institute attendance. The participants perceived that inservice education would best serve to bring about classroom improvement. Included in the report and its appendices are discussions of the extent of constructive action taken in the classroom, as well as feelings of professional growth resulting from institute attendance; the actual subjects taught and teaching loads are also presented. Previous participantion in NSF institutes is analyzed in detail by age, sex, and extent of previous institute experience. Numerous tables and eight appendixes are included. (For related documents, see TM 002 380, 381.) (DB)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Toledo Univ., OH. Center for Educational Research and Services.