ERIC Number: ED022022
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Teaching Vocational and Citizenship Education in Social Studies. Final Report.
Howell, Kay M.
A pilot project was conducted to determine if there was evidence to support an experimental program for comparison with the current, conventional programs of 9th grade social studies in the East Lansing, Michigan schools. The experimental program was one in which students were introduced into the world of work and spheres of the citizen within the broad context of "man and society" by use of a comparative cultures approach. Forty-four students were subjected to the experimental program and 50 to the conventional program. Pre-post measures of attitudes considered basic to citizenship behavior and several other instruments were administered to both groups. Data indicated relevant attitudinal change for both experimental and conventional programs. Data from a social distance scale favored the experimental with respect to increased acceptance of racial and nationality groups. Tests of student self-concept of academic ability and self-identity indicated no differential effectiveness. Subjective student judgments indicated the experimental program was more interesting. The results of the pilot study were considered sufficiently promising to warrant the recommendation that a more comprehensive study be initiated. (MM)
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Attitude Measures, Career Development, Career Guidance, Citizenship Education, Citizenship Responsibility, Comparative Analysis, Control Groups, Conventional Instruction, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Guides, Curriculum Research, Educational Objectives, Experimental Groups, Experimental Programs, Feasibility Studies, Grade 9, Pilot Projects, Self Concept, Social Studies, Student Attitudes
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Univ., East Lansing.
Identifiers: Michigan (Lansing)