ERIC Number: ED038755
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Reference Count: 0
Social Science: PROJECT DESIGN. Educational Needs, Fresno, 1968, Number 16.
Sutherland, Jack W.
Social studies programs in the Fresno City Unified School District are evaluated as part of PROJECT DESIGN, funded under ESEA Title III. This report surveys the scope and sequence of the social studies program and assesses how well the needs of learners are being met. Visits were made to 16 elementary, junior high, and senior high schools, and interviews were held with teachers, administrators, and consultants. Documents consulted included reports to visiting accreditation teams at the six high schools from 1964 to 1968, and all the available study courses and teaching guides in the social studies area. Development of students' inquiry skills and conceptual understanding are considered the aims of social studies programs. Recommendations are made for a thorough study of the social studies curriculum leading to an updating of the content, course offerings, teaching strategies, and materials. (MF)
Descriptors: Behavioral Sciences, Concept Formation, Cultural Differences, Curriculum Development, Educational Planning, Inquiry, Inservice Teacher Education, Instructional Innovation, Master Plans, Political Socialization, Self Concept, Social Change, Social Studies, Urban Education
Fresno City Unified School District, Calif. 93707
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Fresno City Unified School District, CA.
Identifiers: California (Fresno); Elementary Secondary Education Act Title III