ERIC Number: ED307128
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Nov-18
Reference Count: N/A
Summer Institute in Science. A Category 1 Summer Inservice Program for Elementary and Secondary Teachers of Science in the State of Texas.
Crawley, Frank E.
The Summer Institute in Science was developed to address the need for updated information and training in physics, chemistry, and technology among elementary and secondary teachers. Three major objectives addressed were to: (1) improve teachers' understanding of basic concepts in the subject field; (2) provide teachers with training in the use of the essential elements to teach basic concepts in the subject field(s) of study; and (3) update teachers knowledge in their subject field(s) of study. The report includes a description of the operation of the project and an evaluation of its effectiveness. Sixty-seven teachers enrolled in the summer program. Courses were offered in earth science, general science, life science, chemistry, and physics. Evidence indicated that the program was successful in meeting its objectives. (MVL)
Descriptors: Chemistry, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Physical Sciences, Physics, Science Activities, Science and Society, Science Programs, Science Teachers, Scientific Concepts, Scientific Literacy, Secondary School Science, Summer Science Programs, Technology
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Austin.
Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., Austin. Science Education Center.
Note: Submitted to the Coordinating Board of the Texas College and University System. For related documents, see SE 050 580-581.