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This document reports on the evaluation study of the Federal Coordinating Council for Science, Engineering, and Technology (FCCSET) 1993 Summer Institutes that provided opportunities for teachers from around the country to participate in hands-on education programs in areas such as environmental and ecological studies, material science, space research, and alternative energy and conservation studies. Part I of the report details the findings of the evaluation study. The Institutes provided significant enrichment in science and related content areas but did not explore innovations in instruction or reflect current research on theories of learning. Part II of this report addresses the follow-up projects that were intended to support teachers as they transferred their new knowledge to the classroom and provide them with additional materials and equipment. Part III details the recommendations resulting from the evaluation study of the Summer Institutes and the follow-up projects. Recommendation themes include program administration, promoting a new vision of classroom teaching and learning, teacher development and program activities, follow-up, teacher leadership and responsibility, and program evaluation. Appendices contain data collection methods and survey instruments. (JRH)

Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, Hands on Science, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Professional Development, Science Laboratories, Science Teachers, Teacher Education

Author: Martin, Sue; And Others

Source: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=12525&id=ED409160

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