ERIC Number: ED042685
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
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A Historical Analysis of the High School Geography Project as a Study in Curriculum Development.
Pratt, Robert Bruce
"The purpose of this study was to analyze aspects of the High School Geography Project's curriculum building experience. It is a historical case study in curriculum development, drawing on primary sources from within the project's archives and from personal interviews with project-connected personnel. (168-item bibliography is appended.) The study concentrates on the project's models for curriculum development and evaluation." Some of the major conclusions growing out of the study are: 1) "The pedagogical tenets of the project are very similar to the ones established during the Progressive Era"; 2) "Geographic education is stronger as a result of the project than at any time in its history"; 3) "The project made its greatest contributions to curriculum development through its unique curriculum model and evaluation program"; 4) "The construction-testing-revision model used by the project proved to be a viable model for the discipline of geography"; 5) "The project's evaluation model brought teacher-student opinion into the curriculum decisions that were made by the project staff." (Author/DJB)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Curriculum Problems, Curriculum Research, Curriculum Study Centers, Doctoral Dissertations, Geography Instruction, Inservice Teacher Education, Literature Reviews, Models, Projects, Secondary Education, Social Studies, Units of Study
University Microfilms, Inc., 300 N. Zeeb Road, Ann Arbor, Mich. 48106
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Authoring Institution: Colorado Univ., Boulder. Graduate School.
Identifiers: High School Geography Project; HSGP
Note: Ed.D. Dissertation, University of Colorado. A revised version will be published in 1971 by the Social Science Education Consortium, Inc., Boulder, Colo.