ERIC Number: ED098123
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Social Studies in the Summertime: Some Thoughts on an In-Service Program.
Schuster, Derek V.
This report provides an indepth guide for the development of a summertime inservice training program for social studies teachers. The course is based on a 38-hour, three-week institute for 12 New York city secondary school teachers held during the summer of 1974. The program content covers four skill areas including the inquiry method, class questioning techniques, values clarification, and class discussion techniques. The suggested training design outline contains suggestions for determining program content, program structure, program climate, and detailed list of activities and questions dealing with subject content of the four skill areas. The program structure incorporates the use of microteaching and lesson design presentation as a means of having the teachers experience and practice the instructional skills as opposed to discussing them. The program climate emphasizes process-oriented teaching and the importance of feedback in learning and understanding the skill areas. A concluding unit requires the teachers to specifically indicate their strategies for integrating the new skills into their classrooms. (Author/DE)
Descriptors: Course Content, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Educational Improvement, Inquiry, Inservice Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Lesson Plans, Microteaching, Questioning Techniques, Secondary Education, Social Studies, Summer Programs, Teaching Methods, Teaching (Occupation), Values
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A