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Downey, Matthew T.; Fischer, Fritz – History Teacher, 2000
Reviews three areas of history education reform: (1) teachers must be grounded in the content of their discipline; (2) more collaboration between teacher education and arts and sciences faculty; and (3) systems of evaluation and assessment for students and teachers. Describes the University of Northern Colorado program that provides teacher…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
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Downey, Matthew T. – History Teacher, 1980
Recommends that history textbooks used in schools should be more carefully reviewed before publication and adoption. Criteria which should be applied to textbooks under review include whether the book is well-informed, concerned with historical analysis as well as historical description, and organized and written so that it helps rather than…
Descriptors: Authors, Educational Needs, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
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Downey, Matthew T. – History Teacher, 1974
An experimental program involving historians in the training of history teachers implemented three models for preservice teacher training at the undergraduate level and one and the graduate level. (Author/KM)
Descriptors: Experimental Programs, Higher Education, History Instruction, Inservice Teacher Education