ERIC Number: ED090228
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Jul-15
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The Mobile Teacher. Outcome Evaluation Report Fiscal Year 1973.
Indian River School District, Frankford, DE.
The Mobile Teacher Program was designed to improve the social studies and science curricula in the Indian River School District, Delaware. The objective of the program for the 1973 fiscal year was to increase the skills of sixth-grade students in social studies and science a) by one grade level on a nationally standardized test compared to previous sixth-grade students who did not have such a program and b) by an average of 20 percent on teacher-made tests, on a pre- and post-test basis. To accomplish these objectives, eight teachers prepared a 9-week instruction program in a specific subject area, which they would teach at each of the four schools in the district. These programs were designed to meet several national objectives that included a) using interdisciplinary approaches in relation to basic content matter, b) increasing specific skills and concepts essential to social studies and science, c) involving students in related programs outside the school, d) providing more experiences and materials related to the wide ranges in ability and achievement, and e) improving the quality of teacher planning and instruction. The gain in most cases did not meet the expectations, and results were inconclusive. It is recommended that teachers remain stationary during the 1973-74 year and that only the materials and units be rotated since there seems to be difficulty in establishing a strong student-teacher relationship during a 9-week period. (PD)
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Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Indian River School District, Frankford, DE.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title III