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ERIC Number: ED114244
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 225
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A Historical Study of the Evolution of the Objectives of the National Science Foundation Teacher Training Programs, as Exemplified Specifically by the Academic Year Institute Programs in Science.
Carter, Karl Chmelowitz
The Academic Year Institute (AYI), a program sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF) as part of its program of education in science, was investigated in depth with respect to its origin, and to the subsequent growth and evaluation of its objectives. Data for this study were collected from government documents, NSF reports, AYI proposals and annual reports of directors, independent studies and published articles, and personal correspondence with people involved in the programs. Pertinent findings of the study included: (1) the AYI program was initially established to provide supplementary subject matter training for secondary school teachers of science; (2) other objectives have evolved since the AYI's inception in 1956 to include: (a) an introduction to new science curriculums and update subject matter knowledge; (b) to train and prepare those teachers with high potential for leadership for positions as college teachers, secondary supervisors, consultants, coordinators, teachers of teachers, and for leadership to bring about in-service training in the local school systems; and (c) to provide an opportunity for teachers to earn an advanced degree. The one category of objectives which was perceived as being of decreasing importance over time was that of increasing the numbers, competence, and supply of the nation's scientists, researchers and technical manpower. (Author/EB)
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