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ERIC Number: ED031235
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969-Jun-1
Pages: 76
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The Final Report on the Tarrant County Junior College Phase of the Social Science Demonstration Project Sponsored by the American Association of Junior Colleges.
Platt, Robert M.
An account of Tarrant Count Junior College's participation in the American Association of Junior Colleges' Social Science Demonstration Project was presented. The purpose of the project was to involve introductory sociology students in the use of the community as a laboratory to enliven the teaching-learning experience and develop in students a keener appreciation for both the subject matter and the methodology of the behavioral sciences. Each of the 76 participating students was assigned five addresses within an integrated, middle-class community. The interview questionnaire that they administered consisted of personal background items and attitudinal items that related to the topics of race relation, civil rights in general, civil rights leaders or movements, and civil rights legislation. In advance of the interviews, a letter was sent to the residents of the selected addresses informing them of the project. Evaluation of the project indicated that the project was worthwhile for the students; in addition to enjoying the interviews, they found the experience of participating in an actual social research project enlightening and rewarding. It was concluded that the project was a useful teaching instrument and served to enhance the introductory sociology course. (MB)
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Authoring Institution: Tarrant County Junior Coll. District, Ft. Worth, TX.
Identifiers - Location: Texas