ERIC Number: ED146077
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-May
Reference Count: 0
Museums and the Teacher. Occasional Papers, No. 3.
The booklet describes ways in which museums can supplement classroom teaching from preschool through college levels. Traditionally, teachers have overlooked museum facilities because of lack of motivation, insufficient public education efforts by the museums, or lack of coordination between educators and museum staff. The author sees a need for schools of education to stress the benefits of museum study to teachers in training. A chapter on the early teacher and parents points out that very young children are extremely impressionable and that even unstructured visits to museums will have positive, lasting effects. A chapter about elementary grades describes the benefits of the group experience and specific subject areas which museum programs can enhance. These include earth science, life science, humanities (religions), and concepts (chain of life). Junior and senior high students might show greater interest in larger museums and those which offer self-study opportunities, such as"junior curator" programs. College classes are encouraged to meet in museums to study exhibits relevant to course content, and museum staff can lecture on content topics or on museum science and philosophy. (AV)
Descriptors: Educational Facilities, Educational Resources, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Museums, Student Interests, Teacher Education, Teacher Effectiveness
Friends of the Corpus Christi Museum, 1919 N. Water Street, Corpus Christi, Texas 78401 ($2.50 plus postage, paperbound)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Friends of the Corpus Christi Museum, TX.
Note: For a related document, see ED 134 508