ERIC Number: ED229304
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Jun-30
Reference Count: 0
Final Report on a Queens College Program for Secondary School Personnel.
A 1977 project to acquaint secondary school teachers, administrators, specialists, and parent groups to innovative social science programs and textbooks is described. Project staff consisted of education and social science professors and an experienced teacher. Divided into small groups, participants were encouraged to sample, study, and critically review a variety of economics, political science, anthropology, psychology, and sociology materials. Sessions, held bi-weekly for a year, consisted of a brief description of a selected program, a demonstration using a lesson selected from the curriculum, and a question-answer session. In addition, three full-day conferences focused on issues of concern in specific disciplines. At a followup conference, participants evaluated the project and reported on their use of the curricula. General satisfaction with the content and methods of the project and dissatisfaction with the brief time allotted to each of the social science programs were reported. A large proportion, 35 out of 45, stated that they had experimented with 1 or more of the curricula. Data from three visits to each teacher indicated a high degree of student-teacher interaction, classrooms open to student ideas, and a considerable quantity of class discussion. (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC. Directorate for Science Education.
Authoring Institution: City Univ. of New York, Flushing, NY. Queens Coll.
Note: Not available in paper copy due to marginal legibility throughout original document.