ERIC Number: ED048081
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Mar-15
Reference Count: 0
Project Essay. The Development and Testing of Instructional Materials to Encourage Self-Understanding and Self-Direction in Adolescent Youth. Final Report.
Dearborn Public Schools, MI.
The objective of the project reported here was to devise and put into operation a social studies program for junior high school students in the seventh and eighth grades. The objectives for this program were to develop the informed individual with: 1) a good self-concept with a sense of individual worth; 2) a sense of moral judgment; 3) a valid understanding of the nature of race and of the many misconceptions about race now prevalent; 4) respect ethnic groups and their achievements; 5) understanding of the nature of conflict as a constant in human living and of socially acceptable ways of resolving it; and, 6) understanding of the many roles an individual assumes as a member of society and the influence these roles have upon him. A team researched the problem, and tried out the learning activities and materials devised or selected in the classroom. The end product was two teacher resource guides that include both cognitive and affective objectives, and rely upon inductive or inquiry methods, the use of critical thinking, role-playing, independent and small group research, and multi-media instruction. The guide for the seventh grade has been published (SO 000 858). An objective evaluation instrument was constructed, administered at the end of the 1970 school year, analyzed, revised, and will be published for use with the guide. (SBE)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Dearborn Public Schools, MI.