ERIC Number: ED299137
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
Post-Graduate Life Science Institute for Secondary School Teachers. Executive Summary.
Baylor Coll. of Medicine, Houston, TX.
The goal of the project was to improve the quality and increase the amount of science knowledge of secondary school life science teachers through a series of workshops and summer institutes using medical school life scientists as the primary vehicle to transfer knowledge to teachers who would then transmit that knowledge to their students. A total of 92 teachers from the Houston (Texas) area successfully completed the program and were provided state-of-the-art knowledge through a multidisciplinary, laboratory course covering cell biology, physiology, microbiology, and biochemistry taught by faculty members from the Baylor College of Medicine. Teacher feedback indicated that new knowledge and skills were transferred to classroom settings and that the program helped strengthen the life science curricula in their respective school districts. This document contains a project overview, background information, a project description and project results for the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE). Appendices include a sample certificate, course outline, and examples of curriculum materials produced by teachers. (Author/CW)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers; Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Baylor Coll. of Medicine, Houston, TX.
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