ERIC Number: ED249966
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Status of Social Studies Teaching: Practices in Secondary Schools. Research Report 79.
This report describes the results of an investigation into the status of American secondary social studies education, which involved (1) a national survey of secondary social studies teachers to gather their perceptions of the field, their outlook for the future, and information on the use of film/video resources; (2) interviews with state and local social studies supervisors to look at their perceptions of the field, the knowledge and attitudes of teachers, and the communication system through which teachers learn about innovations; (3) telephone interviews with local instructional television programming personnel to gather data about the broadcasting perspective; and (4) an analysis of the film and video resources available in secondary social studies. Findings cover teacher characteristics, the social studies curriculum, and teacher autonomy. In addition, teachers' attitudes toward the field of social studies, perceptions of trends and objectives, and use of video/film resources are discussed as they vary with years of teaching, subject, and grade level taught. A summary and two references are listed. Appendices include data gathering instruments. (LMM)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Curriculum Evaluation, Educational Television, Information Dissemination, Instructional Films, Instructional Innovation, Interviews, Secondary Education, Social Studies, Surveys, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Characteristics, Use Studies, Videotape Recordings
Agency for Instructional Technology, Box A, Bloomington, IN 47402 ($2.50 per copy).
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Agency for Instructional Television, Bloomington, IN.