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ERIC Number: ED014796
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Aug-31
Pages: 61
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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A STUDY OF THE OBJECTIVITY OF MATERIALS USED IN CURRENT EVENTS INSTRUCTION IN SECONDARY SCHOOL SOCIAL STUDIES CLASSROOMS.
LOWE, WILLIAM T.; PURRINGTON, GORDON
THE FIVE CLASSROOM PERIODICALS WITH THE LARGEST CIRCULATION IN THE NEW YORK AREA ARE COMPARED WITH THE THREE BEST SELLING ADULT NEWS PUBLICATIONS, THE BEST SELLING CONSERVATIVE JOURNAL OF OPINION, AND THE BEST SELLING LIBERAL JOURNAL OF OPINION TO DETERMINE IF THE USE OF CLASSROOM PERIODICALS IN HIGH SCHOOL SOCIAL SCIENCE COURSES IS JUSTIFIED ON THE BASIS OF THEIR GREATER OBJECTIVITY AND FREEDOM FROM BIAS. A PANEL OF KNOWLEDGEABLE SOCIAL SCIENCE AND HISTORY TEACHER-SCHOLARS WERE ASKED TO RATE AND RANK VARIOUS TREATMENTS OF THE SAME TOPIC IN TERMS OF THE OBJECTIVITY AND CONSERVATISM OF THE PRESENTATION, USING INSTRUMENTS PREPARED BY THE RESEARCHERS. HYPOTHESIS ONE, THE FIVE CLASSROOM PERIODICALS ARE LESS OBJECTIVE THAN THE ADULT PUBLICATIONS, WAS NOT SUPPORTED BY THE DATA. HYPOTHESIS TWO, CLASSROOM PERIODICALS ARE MORE CONSERVATIVE AS MEASURED BY RANKING THEM ON A CONSERVATIVE-LIBERAL CONTINUUM THAN ARE THE ADULT PUBLICATIONS, WAS REJECTED. HYPOTHESIS THREE, CLASSROOM PERIODICALS DO NOT SIGNIFICANTLY DIFFER FROM EACH OTHER IN TERMS OF OBJECTIVITY, WAS REJECTED. HYPOTHESIS FOUR, EACH OF THE CLASSROOM PERIODICALS IS INCONSISTENT IN TERMS OF ITS CONSERVATISM OR LIBERALITY, WAS SUPPORTED BY THE DATA. (HM)
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Authoring Institution: Cornell Univ., Ithaca, NY. School of Education.
Identifiers: New York (Ithaca)