Wright Center for Science Education Records, 1992 -- 1994

Overview

Title: Wright Center for Science Education Records
Dates: 1992 -- 1994
Creator: Wright Center for Science Education
Call Number: UA089
Size: 0.5 Cubic Feet, 1 box
Language(s): English  
Permanent URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10427/14620
Location:
    Digital Collections and Archives, Tufts University
    archives@tufts.edu
    http://sites.tufts.edu/dca/

Description

This collection includes the annual reports of the Wright Center for Science Education for the first two academic years that they were associated with Tufts University.

Arrangement

This collection is organized in one series: Annual reports.

Biography/History

Biographical / Historical

The Wright Center for Science Education began in 1992 under the full time leadership of director Dr. Eric J. Chaisson. It was primarily funded by the Fondation [sic] H. Dudley Wright of Geneva and the Stratford Foundation. They were located in the Science & Technology Center at Tufts.

Its goals were to improve the teaching of science in secondary schools, to encourage young people to pursue science as a career, to explore innovative methods to communicate new and better ways of teaching science, and to test and disseminate novel educational practices. In order to do so, it operated a number of programs including sponsoring fellowships, seminars, workshops, public lectures at the Boston Museum of Science, and creating educational products designed to aid secondary school science teachers.

The fellowship program searched for national and international "master-teachers." These "master-teachers" were secondary-school science teachers who had developed "innovative instructional methods and science/math curricula" to give them a one year sabbatical at Tufts. Wright Fellows developed curricula, organized the workshops, and built educational products to provide to other science teachers to further the Center's goals.

In November, 2007, the fellowships were suspended due to lack of funds. The Wright Center ceased association with Tufts University after May, 2011.

Access and Use

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Some material in this collection may be protected by copyright and other rights. Please see "Reproductions and Use" on the Digital Collections and Archives website for more information about reproductions and permission to publish. Copyright to all materials created by Tufts University employees in the course of their work is held by the Trustees of Tufts University.

Collection History

Processing Notes

This collection is processed.

Series Description

  1. Annual reports, 1992 -- 1994

    This series includes annual reports generated by the Wright Center for Science Education.