ERIC Number: ED098120
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Diffusion of Curriculum Products Through Inservice Education.
Haas, John D.
Demands for reform in all curriculum areas in the public schools were made during the late 1950's and throughout the 1960's. Reformers believed that two things needed to be done to change curriculum: (1) develop higher quality materials, and (2) educate teachers in new subject matter which they were being asked to teach. To meet these needs, extensive projects developed new materials in the social sciences. Teachers participated in summer and academic-year institutes offering courses in content. For various reasons, however, the hoped-for marriage between subject matter competency and appropriate uses of the new curricula did not occur. If curriculum is to change, new approaches to teacher inservice programs need to be developed making the variety of new social science curricula the major focus of inservice activities. In addition, teachers need to learn the skills necessary for creative adaptation of the curricula to local community settings. Listed characteristics of successful programs and procedures to enhance the chances for a successful inservice program for teachers help insure curriculum change. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council for the Social Studies (Chicago, Illinois, November 1974)