ERIC Number: ED186330
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Citizenship and Social Studies Objectives: 1981-82 Assessment.
Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO. National Assessment of Educational Progress.
This publication outlines goals that a consensus of educators and lay persons consider important for K-12 citizenship and social studies education. In the 1981-82 school year, the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) will conduct a third national survey of the citizenship and social studies achievements of 9-, 13-, and 17-year-olds. In the past the citizenship and social studies assessments were conducted separately. Because there is a high degree of similarity between the goals considered important in both citizenship and social studies education, NAEP has combined the two areas into one comprehensive area for the 1981-82 assessment. This set of objectives is the product of that new combination. Five major citizenship/social studies objectives, each of which is then further broken down, are presented. Objectives I, II, and III focus on skills and understandings that enable people to study and evaluate themselves and their social and physical environment and to act as effective students. Objective I details skills necessary to acquire information. Objective II outlines the intellectual processes necessary to use information effectively. Objective III deals with examining one's own and others' personal beliefs and values and those skills that promote effective personal interactions. Objectives IV and V focus on understanding, appreciating, and participating in both the world community and the United States. Objective IV provides a view of human development, adaptation, and change. Objective V outlines significant aspects in the development of the United States. (Author/RM) Primary type of information provided by report: Assessment Instrument (Objectives); Procedures (Objectives Development).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO. National Assessment of Educational Progress.