ERIC Number: ED214831
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Supervision Manual: Social Studies Program.
Szabo, Lester John
This manual is designed to help school personnel implement a social studies program in grades K-12 in New York State. It provides the State mandates for social studies, recommends the scope and sequence of the social studies program, and suggests a procedure for implementing social studies revisions at the local level. How to form a local social studies committee is dealt with in the first of six sections. Section two, on social studies needs assessment, presents a curriculum guidelines-based approach (based on the National Council for Social Studies guidelines) that local districts may use to examine their own social studies programs. It also discusses standard school curriculum in New York State recommended on the bases of education law, regulations of the Commissioner of Education, and Regent's rules as well as the tradition of common and successful practice statewide. The development of goals and objectives is discussed in section three. Section four focuses on the development of the program, emphasizing the selection of instructional materials and inservice orientation of staff. In section five, dealing with the implementation of the program, a feasible program timeline is suggested, and monitoring and evaluating programs, evaluating student progress, and involving parents and the community in social studies programs are discussed. Last, there is a brief summary. Included in the guide are a needs assessment instrument, an elementary textbook evaluation form, an inservice planning guide, a survey program evaluation form, and a classroom climate checklist for elementary students. (NE)
Descriptors: Advisory Committees, Citizenship Education, Community Involvement, Curriculum Development, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Needs Assessment, Parent Participation, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Social Studies, State Programs, Student Evaluation
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of General Education Curriculum Development.