ERIC Number: ED292626
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
Assessing the Impact of the Iowa Honors Workshop on Science Teachers and Students. A Final Report for NSF. With Appendices.
Yager, Robert E.
This report focuses on the proposals, materials, programs produced, and the results that occur when new teachers and their students become involved with exemplary science materials and with teachers judged to be exemplary. This project enrolled exceptional teachers who could work together in class groups with some common purpose as to science approach or with some purpose peculiar to specific K-12 grade levels. The teachers conducted inservice workshops, wrote articles, prepared curricula, made presentations to organizations, served on committees and as officers in professional societies, and became involved with improvement efforts such as proposals for funding. This report provides general summaries regarding in-school assessment with science, technology and society (STS) initiatives and information from video tapes of teachers prior to and following workshop experience. For each section, generalities and summaries are provided. A separately bound appendix lists participants, a sample of participant products, a sample of feedback questionnaires, newsletters, manuscripts, and STS assessment instruments. In general the results indicated that this project was successful in equipping exemplary teachers with materials and alliances for developing workshops and communication skills. (CW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers; Policymakers
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Iowa Univ., Iowa City. Science Education Center.