ERIC Number: ED023690
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Preparation and Evaluation of Social Studies Curriculum Guides and Materials for Grades K to 14. Final Report.
West, Edith; And Others
The Minnesota Social Studies Curriculum Center has developed a social studies curriculum for grades K-12. Recommendations for grades 13-14 have not been made yet. The curricular framework provides continuity and sequence for those key concepts, generalizations, skills, and attitudinal behaviors identified as goals for the program. The curriculum provides increased emphasis upon the non-western world, behavioral sciences, structure in disciplines, the study of value conflicts, teaching pupils inquiry methods, and inquiry teaching-strategies. The program is designed for pupils of different ability levels. The Center has prepared resource units and a general guide at each grade level and has written some pupil materials to supplement those available commercially. Courses and units have been field-tested and revised in the light of teacher feedback. The Center has experimented with an inservice training program which employs teachers who have taught the new courses to train other teachers. Questionnaire studies have been used to obtain reactions of teachers to materials and to inservice programs. Two careful evaluation studies have been conducted: one of the seventh-grade sociology course and one of the primary-grade materials. (Author/SW)
Descriptors: Behavioral Sciences, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Economics, Elementary Education, Geography, History, Inquiry, Inservice Education, Instructional Materials, Non Western Civilization, Political Science, Primary Education, Secondary Education, Social Sciences, Social Studies, Sociology, Units of Study
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis.