ERIC Number: ED033969
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Mar
Reference Count: 0
A Law and Social Science Curriculum Based on the Analysis of Public Issues. Final Report.
Newmann, Fred M.; And Others
This four-part report from the Harvard Social Studies Project describes a secondary school curriculum based on an analysis of public controversy and developed to train students to examine, through discussion and argument, the kinds of disputes that cause social conflict. The first part of the report is a discussion of the curriculum approach which is a sequence of five levels: (1) Introduction to Social Problems: The Individual within a Community, (2) Revolution, Politics and Law: Anglo-American Constitutional Development, (3) Transition and Conflict in American Society, 1865-1930, (4) Crisis in 20th Century World Societies, and (5) Introduction to the Problem of International Order. Illustrative curriculum materials are included. Part two details the testing and evaluation of the developed materials. The third part describes "discussion process concepts" and discussion approaches to different types of issues. The concluding section discusses "substantive concepts"--morality-responsibility, equality, consent, welfare-security, and property. [Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document.] (MP)
Descriptors: Concept Teaching, Critical Thinking, Current Events, Curriculum Development, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Experimental Curriculum, Fundamental Concepts, Productive Thinking, Public Affairs Education, Secondary Education, Social Problems, Social Studies, Values
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Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Harvard Univ., Cambridge, MA. Graduate School of Education.