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ERIC Number: ED054161
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 392
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Guidelines for Designing the Secondary School Humanities Course.
Terrell, Mary Sue Morrow
The purpose of this study was to determine the status of certain aspects of selected public secondary school humanities courses and to formulate guidelines relevant to the development of such courses. Serving as the framework for the study was the Downey Model of the Secondary Phase of Education, which consists of the Objectives, and Substantive Dimension, the Behavioral Dimension, and the Environmental Dimension. Literature was reviewed to identify the proposed characteristics of the humanities course. A questionnaire developed from this review was sent to 178 public secondary schools; 104 usable questionnaires were returned. From the comparison of the responses with the literature, conclusions were drawn. There is a need for more flexible scheduling procedures and modifications in physical facilities. The course is not clearly defined in theory or practice. Another deficiency is the limited treatment of 20th century works of art and material representing non-Western cultures. Less emphasis is given to the individual student and groups of students than to the teacher. From these conclusions, recommendations for the local school, state departments of education, and teacher preparatory institutions were developed. (Author/CK)
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Identifiers: Downey Model of the Secondary Phase of Education
Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Alabama