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ERIC Number: ED046798
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 21
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Twenty-Six National Social Studies Projects: Nassau and Suffolk County Utilization Survey.
Seifman, Eli
An article in the April 1970 issue of Social Education, "A Critical Appraisal of Twenty-Six National Social Studies Projects (EJ 018 397)," was discussed in a series of informal meetings of the Long Island Council for the Social Studies. In the process a number of questions were raised: 1) Just which of these projects are used locally? 2) Which school districts are using them? 3) At what grade levels are they being used? 4) What has reaction been to the use of any of these projects? In order to answer these questions, a survey was begun during the summer of 1970 in which questionnaires were sent to each superintendent and then to each social studies department chairman in the two counties. Certain observations were then made through an analysis of the responses: 1) all but three of the twenty-six projects were reported as being used locally; 2) utilization was higher at the secondary school level than at the elementary level; and, 3) all but two projects were reported as being used at the general grade level or levels for which they were originally intended. Qualifying comments were indicated on many questionnaires: 1) Several projects were merely under review; 2) single units had been used experimentally; and, 3) materials had been adapted, modified, used only in part, and used as sources in curriculum development. (SBE)
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Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Stony Brook.
Identifiers: New York