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EO-10157-70

St. John's College, Santa Fe (Santa Fe, NM 87505-4584)
James Shannon (Project Director: 06/01/1970 to present)

Graduate Institute in Liberal Education

Expansion of graduate program leading to Master's degree in liberal education. Program operates only during summer sessions and is essentially a series of tutorials. Emphasis on flexible teaching methods. ABSTRACT: Expansion of graduate program leading to Master's degree in liberal education. Program in operation since 1966 under five-year grant from Carnegie Corporation (expires 1970). Purpose to make available on graduate level, and particularly to secondary school teachers, more liberal ways of approaching curricula and more flexible instructional methods. Program operates only during summer sessions and is essentially a series of tutorials in language, mathematics, and science (with laboratory work); seminars devoted to reading and discussion landmark books in Western civilization; supervised reading and writing in special field chosen by each student in consultation with tutor. Discussion and dialectic method of learning has helped students improve teaching skills and effectiveness in inner-city schools. Extensive evidence that Indian, Negro, and Hispanic-American students respond more readily to teaching based on discussion rather than lectures. Students in program have come largely from public school systems of Baltimore and Washington; plan to extend program's coordination with secondary schools to St. Louis, St. Paul, Minneapolis, and to more teachers in New Mexico.

Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Program:
Institutional Planning and Development

Division:
Education Programs

Total amounts:
$34,510 (approved)
$34,510 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/1970 – 8/31/1970