ERIC Number: ED218174
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-May
Reference Count: 0
Architectural Heritage Education: An Evaluation Report.
Engel, Brenda; Miller, Nancy
This publication contains an evaluation of the Architectural Heritage Education Project, a 3-year project which used local architecture as a resource for teaching the arts and humanities at the secondary level. The project involved 25 Massachusetts high school teachers in art, social studies, industrial arts, and the language arts working with project staff. Participating teachers attended two week-long summer courses. Then, during the school year, they integrated the subject of architecture into their courses. There are three main parts to this evaluation report. Part I, the "Case Study," gives an account of two teachers' participation in the program. Part II contains interviews with eight second-year teachers. These teachers had integrated architecture into social studies, art, language arts, and industrial arts courses. Questionnaires were sent to 15 other program participants to collaborate the findings of the interviews. The third part of the report contains teachers' responses to these questionnaires. The report concludes with a summary of findings. The results, overwhelmingly positive, indicate that the project is an outstanding example of inservice teacher education and make it clear that architecture as a teaching tool has great potential for high school instruction in general. The results suggest, however, that a basic course and some form of on-site support for ideas, materials, and feedback are necessary for a program such as this to be successful. Interview questions are appended. (RM)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts Historical Commission, Boston. Architectural Heritage Education.; Massachusetts State Dept. of State, Boston.
Note: For a related document, see SO 014 090. Small print on pages 27-36 may not reproduce clearly.