ERIC Number: ED135685
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Dec-3
Reference Count: 0
Report: Phase Two Complete. Museums and Education: Curriculum; Final Conference Report.
American Association of Museums, Washington, DC.
This report presents the preparation for and results from a conference on museums and education held by the Cultural Educators Roundtable of metropolitan St. Louis, Missouri, on November 20, 1976 at Lindenwood College. The purpose of the conference, attended by local educators and museum personnel, was to explore specific interrelationship problems between museums and schools concerning five educational activities. The activities investigated were curriculum design, field trips, museum tours, museum outreach activities, and teacher training and teaching methods. Prior to the conference, a 28-statement questionnaire was developed to elicit reaction to the five school-museum activities. Respondents ranked each problem statement for agreement on a scale of one to five. The response results and emergent additional questions became the discussion topics for the conference. Conference participants were divided into groups to discuss the questionnaire results and accompanying questions, suggest additional topics, and rank the educational activities according to need and usefulness. Priority ordering of the activities was (1) staff development and teacher training as most important to cultural education, (2) curriculum development, (3) outreach, (4) field trip, and (5) tour as least important to initiate. Appendices contain the tally of questionnaire responses, Roundtable membership list, copy of questionnaire, and list of conference participants. (ND)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Missouri Arts Council, St. Louis, MO.
Authoring Institution: American Association of Museums, Washington, DC.
Note: For a related document, see SO 009 508 ;This report was prepared by the Curriculum Development Task Force of the American Association of Museums