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Workshops on using the census in the classroom
================= ECONHIST.TEACH POSTING ================= CENSUS IN THE CLASSROOM--WEB ACCESS AND SUMMER WORKSHOP William Frey of the University of Michigan announces that the SSDAN (Social Science Data Analysis Network) has received new funding from NSF and the Department of Education FIPSE to support INTERNET access and Summer Workshops to help college teachers introduce "user-friendly" analysis of census data in their classes. Tailor-made data sets, from the 1950 thru 1990 US Censuses, can be used in a variety of social science classes dealing with topics such as: race-ethnicity, immigration, gender studies, marriage, households and poverty, US income inequality, children, the elderly and others. SSDAN staff will help instructors tailor exercises for their own classes, and make them available to other professors in the Network. Interested faculty can participate in the following ways: WEB ACCESS. The project maintains a "Homepage" (http://www.psc.lsa. umich.edu/SSDAN/ ) which describes the project, available data sets and exercises, and permits downloading of census data sets, that can be accessed with Chipendale software in both IBM and MAC formats. Request a "startup" package, free of charge, by registering thru the homepage, or make an email request to William.Frey@umich.edu. Also write to the address below. SUMMER WORKSHOP. A six-day workshop will be held in Ann Arbor, June 16-21, for instructors interested in adopting census data analysis exercises in their classes. For an application, contact SSDAN-STAFF@umich.edu, or write to the address below: William Frey, Director SSDAN, Populaton Studies Center 1225 South University Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI 48104 Phone 313-998-7141 or 313-994-3847 FAX 313-998-7415 Email William.Frey@umich.edu ============ FOOTER TO ECONHIST.TEACH POSTING ============ For information, send the message "info ECONHIST.TEACH" to email@example.com. >