ERIC Number: ED180926
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Jun-27
Reference Count: 0
Selectability of Print Materials in Support of the Grades 10 and 11 Social Studies Curriculum.
Yearwood, D. B.; Yearwood, E. I.
This project report critiques library print materials used to support grades 10 and 11 social studies curriculum in British Columbia. The data collected are intended to provide a ready reference for school librarians when considering the particular print materials listed. Four criteria were used: readability, format and style, organization, and vocabulary load. When critiquing the books for format and style, the project looked for graphic aids, illustrations, maps, glossaries, and appendices. Under the criterion of organization specific organizational aids were looked for, such as table of contents, index, chapter headings and chapter subheading. When critiquing the materials for vocabulary load, the project tried to determine if an author defined new vocabulary by use of illustrations or language. The books are listed alphabetically by author in chart form. Numerical scores for items within each of the four criteria are provided for each book. Scores are recorded for reading levels using the Fry and Smog formulas. An average reading score is also provided in the chart. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Evaluation, Grade 10, Grade 11, Library Material Selection, Organization, Readability, Reading Material Selection, Secondary Education, Social Studies, Supplementary Reading Materials, Vocabulary
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Educational Research Inst. of British Columbia, Vancouver.
Identifiers: British Columbia