ERIC Number: ED156603
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Teacher Education Institute on the Religious Dimensions of World Cultures: Final Report.
Wright State Univ., Dayton, OH. Public Education Religion Studies Center.
The report describes a teacher education institute designed and conducted by the Public Education Religion Studies Center (PERSC) at Wright State University. The purpose of the institute was to train elementary and secondary teachers to develop competency in religion studies. The Institute was developed to serve multiple purposes. First, the institute brought together practicing teachers who were interested in incorporating the religious dimension in their cultural studies. Second, the teachers were brought together to design and implement teaching resource units on religious dimensions of world culture. Thirdly, the structure of the institute itself was envisioned as a model for other colleges and universities to follow in constructing teacher education programs for public education religion studies. In 1976 teachers participated in a five-week summer training session in academic religion studies and prepared resource units. Teachers then tested their resource units in their classes during the following year. In the subsequent four-week session in 1977, additional academic preparation in religion studies enabled teachers to re-evaluate and revise their resource units for more general usage by other teachers. Participants and references are listed. (Author/BC)
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Curriculum Development, Educational Development, Educational Innovation, Elementary Secondary Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Program Descriptions, Public Schools, Religious Education, Resource Materials, Resource Units, Social Studies, Teacher Developed Materials
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wright State Univ., Dayton, OH. Public Education Religion Studies Center.
Note: For related documents, see SO 011 013-024; Funding information has been removed by ERIC