ERIC Number: ED026981
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Oct-31
Reference Count: 0
Graduate Curriculum Development for Social Planning Specialization in Urban and Regional Planning. Final Report.
McClure, Edward E.; Graetz, Robert E.
A model curriculum in social planning at the graduate level has been developed and tested as an area of study at Florida State University (FSU). The project, which lasted from early 1967 through the summer of 1968, involved (1) a workshop to review the educational needs that should be met by the proposed curriculum, (2) a second workshop that reviewed curricular dimensions and established specifications for 6 experimental courses; a course in basic principles, 3 courses designed to explore the scope of social planning from individual, group, and community vantage points, and 2 others which relate social planning philosophy to the general planning program of FSU's Department of Urban and Regional Planning, (3) implementation of the curriculum including the 6 courses, with concurrent evaluation in the form of discussions between instructors, departmental faculty, and students during the 1967-1968 academic year, and (4) a comprehensive evaluation of the curriculum in the context of long-range plans to provide social planning specialization at the master's and doctoral levels. The 6 courses are being continued on an operational basis at FSU as th e core of a social planning specialization and conducted in the context of a 2-year master's degree program. The report contains course outlines, conceptual background material, and recommendations for further evolution of the new courses. (Author/WM)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Florida State Univ., Tallahassee.