ERIC Number: ED110456
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: 0
The First 18 Months; A Financial Report of the Gresham Chair.
In April 1972, the New England Program in Teacher Education (NEPTE) announced the granting of a "Chair" for a New England teacher. The Mary Gresham Chair carried with it a grant of $100,000 to provide the richest possible learning resources for children. The award was made to Robert Gillette, an English teacher from Fairfield, Connecticut. It permitted the elimination of the usual red tape of administrative accounting, and allowed the teacher to make the decisions. This report tells how Mr. Gillette spent the money during the first 18 months. The money was spent on (a) training and support of teachers, (b) special pilot programs for students, (c) outreach and cooperative programs with other communities, and (d) administration of the grant. A few of the special pilot programs for students were a wilderness leadership training program, special instructional programs, an experiential learning program in language, and a paramedic program. Some of the outreach and cooperative programs included a bilingual program, an urban/suburban cultural program, a municipal government project, and a school exchange program. (Detailed explanations and lists of expenditures are included in the report.) (RC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New England Program in Teacher Education, Durham, NH.