ERIC Number: ED223515
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Mar-21
Reference Count: 0
Outreach Services for Social Science Educators, Grades 7-12. Final Report.
Social Science Education Consortium, Inc., Boulder, CO.
A project to provide dissemination workshops and consultation services to secondary school social studies teachers in eight Western states is described. The outreach program, which extended over a 10-month period, aided 192 participants in acquiring skills and resources needed to plan a social studies curriculum and in identifying teacher resources which meet the needs of their districts. Specifically, participants learned how to conduct an Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC) search for relevant topics, e.g., classroom management, class activities, resource materials; evaluate textbooks for educational soundness, sex bias, and ethnic bias; plan curriculum change; conduct teacher workshops; and diffuse ideas and new programs. An evaluation of the workshops indicates that over 90 percent thought that their goals were met by workshop activities, that workshops were very well organized, and that workshop facilitators were knowledgeable. A followup evaluation revealed that local activities of participating teachers have affected approximately 720 teachers and 44,000 students. Workshop teachers have been involved in conducting workshops and revising curriculums. Appendices include publicity about the workshops, an outline of workshops conducted, and evaluation forms. (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC. Directorate for Science Education.
Authoring Institution: Social Science Education Consortium, Inc., Boulder, CO.