ERIC Number: ED257753
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
In-Service Training Guidelines for Secondary School Teachers of Psychology.
American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.
Guidelines for the continuing education of secondary school psychology teachers are presented. Because for many people, high school psychology is the first and only opportunity for systematic exposure to the field, the secondary psychology teacher plays a vital role in the public's basic understanding of psychology. Psychology teachers must help adolescents become critical interpreters of human behavior and of statements about human behavior. Teachers must keep up-to-date with the developments in the discipline of psychology and with new teaching methods. This guideline begins with a discussion of the learning environment in which psychology teaching takes place. Recommendations for general in-service continuing education are provided. In the following sections, actions to implement and support continuing education programs in psychology are specified for secondary psychology teachers, college and university faculty, local officials, state and regional education officials, national groups concerned with psychology and education, and professional teacher organizations. The appendix contains annotated listings of periodicals, student materials, books, and pamphlets. as well as a list of bibliographies. (RM)
Descriptors: Books, Classroom Environment, Continuing Education, Curriculum, Educational Needs, Guidelines, Higher Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Institutes (Training Programs), Instructional Materials, Periodicals, Professional Training, Psychology, Resource Materials, Secondary Education, Teacher Improvement, Teacher Workshops, Teaching Methods
Clearinghouse on Precollege Psychology, Educational Affairs, American Psychological Association, 1200 Seventeenth St., N.W., Washington, DC 20036 (free).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.
Note: Prepared by the Committee on Psychology in the Secondary Schools. For related documents, see SO 016 567-572.