ERIC Number: ED046834
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Nov-26
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A Report on Inquiries in Sociology.
Switzer, Thomas J.
Sociological Resources for the Social Studies (SRSS) has three major projects: 1) a series of paperback readers written for a high school audience, each of an aspect of sociology, 2) a series of 20-30 short "episodes" on various sociological topics, and 3) a one-semester course in sociology for high school students, which is described here. Organized on a topical approach, the course centers about four sociological domains--socialization, institutionalization, stratification, and social change. Wide ranging methods of presentation are used in the four parts, from narrowly defined problems and clearly stated variables, to data presented in a literary form. There are several distinctive features of the course: 1) Though deductive aspects of reasoning are included, the emphasis is on learning major concepts and generalizations through indictive methods and inquiry; 2) Students are actively involved in a wide range of activities and materials; 3) An elaborate Instructor's Guide is an integral part of the course; and 4) Teachers and sociologists collaborate in developing the materials. The course has undergone national classroom evaluation and subsequent revision. Unfortunately, it will not be available until January 1, 1972, when Allyn and Bacon expect to publish it. ED 042 675 through ED 042 679 are related documents. (JLB)
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Identifiers: Sociological Resources for the Social Studies
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention, National Council for the Social Studies, New York, New York, November 1970