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ERIC Number: ED003427
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965
Pages: 36
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PLANNING SEMINARS FOR A CURRICULUM REFORM PROGRAM IN SOCIAL STUDIES AND HISTORY.
ZACHARIAS, JERROLD R.; AND OTHERS
DURING A 3-MONTH PERIOD (MARCH TO JUNE 1963) A GROUP OF SCHOLARS MET IN WEEKLY SESSIONS TO DISCUSS AND PLAN THE GENERAL STRUCTURE OF THE CURRICULUM REFORM PROGRAM AND THE SPECIFIC UNITS THAT MIGHT BECOME PARTS OF AN OVERALL DESIGN. THE COMMITTEE'S WORK DIVIDED ITSELF INTO FOUR CATEGORIES (1) THE CREATION OF BASIC PRINCIPLES DRAWN FROM THE SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HISTORY WHICH WILL SERVE AS THE ORGANIZING STRUCTURE FOR THE SEQUENCE OF INSTRUCTIONAL UNITS TO BE PREPARED AS PART OF THE PROGRAM, (2) THE CREATION OF "GUT ASSUMPTIONS", ATTITUDES, AND VALUES THAT SURROUND THE BASIC PRINCIPLES AND PROVIDE ANOTHER PART OF THE ESSENTIAL STRUCTURE OF UNITS, (3) THE CREATION OF PEDAGOGICAL HYPOTHESES AND PROPOSED TECHNIQUES BY MEANS OF WHICH THE BASIC PRINCIPLES WOULD BE TRANSLATED INTO INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS AND UNITS, AND (4) THE CREATION OF SPECIFIC TRIAL UNITS BASED UPON ALL THE FOREGOING AND DESIGNED TO BE TESTED IN SCHOOLS AND REVISED AS EXPERIENCE IN THE SCHOOLS DICTATES. THE FIRST THREE CATEGORIES HAVE BEEN COMPLETED. THE FOURTH CATEGORY IS IN WORK. (HB)
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Authoring Institution: Massachusetts Inst. of Tech., Cambridge.
Identifiers: CAMBRIDGE; MASSACHUSETTS