ERIC Number: ED084181
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Jul-15
Reference Count: 0
Third Operational Year. End of Grant Period. Report of a Center for the Development of Localized Materials.
Madison Joint School District 8, WI.
The project developed localized instructional materials about Madison and Wisconsin in an effort to help preserve the community's talents and cultural and educational resources for greater student use over an extended period. Teachers and coordinators field tested and evaluated the materials in thirty-four school districts. Children, from urban, suburban, and rural areas, used materials in the form of slide sets with scripts, narrative tapes, guidebooks, pictures, charts, bulletin board displays, and other resources which were designed to make them aware of their community, of community problems, government, the natural environment, the arts, history, and vocational opportunities. Different types of evaluation consisted of classroom and community advisor's evaluation, telephone surveys, and workshop evaluations by principals and teachers. Unpredicted outcomes for the 1969-70 year included a growing number of requests from outside the project area, and 31,470 persons using the materials within the project area. Teachers, in their favorable and enthusiastic comments about the project, stated that changes occurred in ways that students perceived their community, more parents were involved, and students gained more specific information on which to base their decisions. The project will be continued with local support under the Madison Public Schools' Curriculum Department. (SJM)
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Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.; Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison. Center for Research and Program Development.
Authoring Institution: Madison Joint School District 8, WI.