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ERIC Number: ED003393
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965
Pages: 102
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AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE UTILIZATION OF GEOGRAPHY AND HISTORY AS INTEGRATING DISCIPLINES FOR SOCIAL STUDIES CURRICULAR DEVELOPMENT IN A PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM.
SHINN, RIDGWAY F., JR.
TO ORGANIZE A NEW CURRICULUM FOR THE STUDY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES A 1-YEAR PROGRAM WAS INSTITUTED TO STUDY THE EFFECTS OF AN INTEGRATED HISTORICAL-GEOGRAPHICAL APPROACH. GROUPS AT THE FOURTH-, SIXTH-, AND EIGHTH-GRADE LEVELS WERE USED. THE OBJECTIVE DATA WERE GATHERED FROM THE IOWA WORK STUDY SKILLS AND THE SEQUENTIAL TESTS OF EDUCATIONAL PROGRESS, INFORMAL DATA COMING FROM STUDENTS AND TEACHERS. ANALYSIS OF THE OBJECTIVE DATA INDICATED THAT IT WAS POSSIBLE TO PROVIDE A CURRICULUM WITHIN WHICH CONCEPTS OF REGION, CULTURE, AND CIVILIZATION WERE AS EFFECTIVE AS THE TRADITIONAL APPROACH. ANALYSIS OF THE INFORMAL DATA SHOWED INCREASED ENTHUSIASM ON THE PART OF STUDENT AND TEACHER ALIKE. THE PROJECT IMPLIED A NEED FOR DEVELOPING (1) A NEW METHODOLOGY, (2) NEW TEACHING MATERIALS, (3) CLOSER ASSOCIATION WITH INTERESTED INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER LEARNING, (4) STUDIES OF STUDENT COMPREHENSION, AND (5) A UNIFORM SOCIAL SCIENCES VOCABULARY. TO EFFECT A MORE COMPLETE STUDY AND EVALUATION OF STUDENT DEVELOPMENT A 5-YEAR STUDY WAS RECOMMENDED. (PM)
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Authoring Institution: Rhode Island Coll., Providence.
Identifiers: Iowa Tests of Basic Skills; RHODE ISLAND; Rhode Island (Providence); SEQUENTIAL TESTS OF EDUCATIONAL PROGRESS