ERIC Number: ED081686
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: N/A
Museum Resources Center. Final Evaluation Report.
Clinton County Board of Cooperative Educational Services, Ellenburg Depot, NY.
This report describes and evaluates the Supplementary Educational Museum and Resource Center, ESEA Title III pilot project which began in 1967 and ended in 1971 for a four-county area. Major objectives of the program were to integrate field trips to museums and historic sites in social studies courses; to develop primary source materials; and to disseminate information about the project and available educational resources which can be used by students and teachers. In order to carry out the objectives: 1) seminars were held to provide teachers with instruction and training in the background knowledge and techniques considered helpful for conducting student field trips to historical sites and museums; 2) materials were developed which included numerous booklets dealing with historical sites, instructional film-slide programs designed for teacher inservice education and instruction for students; programs for teacher conducted field trip orientation; and booklets describing 40 historically important resources; 3) the project director engaged in a series of presentations before numerous groups in an effort to disseminate information about the project; and, 4) as of the second year 1500 pupils were taken to resources on 43 field trips. Major findings show that as a result of the project schools are conducting field trips and integrating resources into the curricula. (SJM)
Descriptors: Cultural Centers, Cultural Enrichment, Curriculum Development, Field Trips, Inservice Teacher Education, Local History, Museums, Pilot Projects, Program Evaluation, Resource Centers, Social Studies, Summative Evaluation
ERIC Clearinghouse for Social Studies/Social Science Education, 855 Broadway, Boulder Colorado 80302 (38 omitted pages on loan, specify document no. SO 006 115)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Clinton County Board of Cooperative Educational Services, Ellenburg Depot, NY.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title III