ERIC Number: ED055012
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Project Canada West. Inner City Project: Student Initiated Research into Problems of the Inner City.
Western Curriculum Project on Canada Studies, Edmonton (Alberta).
This project is in the process of developing a new curriculum, which they hope will provide senior high school inner city students with the requisite knowledge, skills, and attitudes that will enable them in later life to participate effectively in the political life of their community. Specific cognitive objectives include: 1) knowledge of the major organizing concepts and modes of inquiry of the social science disciplines and the ability to use the concepts to explain urban phenomena; 2) to understand the nature of problem solving and possess the skills; and, 3) to understand and use media and develop communication skills. The affective objectives are: 1) to value different viewpoints on problems; 2) confidence in ones own political efficacy; and, 3) concern and involvement in the future of the inner city community. The material compiled by this date has been drawn from: Edward Fenton's Teaching the New Social Studies in Secondary Schools; and, Martin Feldman and Eli Seifman's The Social Studies: Structure, Models, and Strategies. An article by Joseph Schwab on structure is reviewed here, followed by a brief examination of the disciplines. Next, the findings and views of three researchers on problem solving are reviewed: B.B. Hodgins, G.S. Fulcher, and G.B. Cohen. D.K. Berlo's S-M-C-R model and Wilbur Schramm's model of the communication process are summarized, followed by an extensive bibliography. A list of materials to be developed is appended. (Author/SBE)
Descriptors: Citizenship, Communication Skills, Concept Teaching, Conceptual Schemes, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, High Schools, Inner City, Inquiry, Interdisciplinary Approach, Mass Media, Political Socialization, Problem Solving, Projects, Secondary Education, Social Problems, Social Sciences, Student Research, Urban Studies
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Western Curriculum Project on Canada Studies, Edmonton (Alberta).
Identifiers: Canada; Project Canada West; Structure of Knowledge