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ERIC Number: ED035659
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Pages: 129
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Strategies for Social Studies.
Miller, Fred
Past research recommends emphasis upon the development of thinking as a curricular objective and the use of Hilda Taba's teaching strategies for developing children's thinking. The purpose of this ESEA Title 3 in-service program was to produce teachers who could plan, implement, and evaluate teaching activities for each of Taba's cognitive tasks, and who could utilize these methods in appropriate places in the learning process. To achieve this objective, an inductive in-service educational program that balanced theory and practice and that approximated the kind of learning sequences and approach used in the classroom was administered to 27 teachers, 3 principals, 4 supervisors, and 3 curriculum directors for 1 year. The feedback received during the program stimulated modifications in it. Results indicated that the program was effective in changing teacher classroom verbal behavior. Summative evaluation led to the acceptance of new hypotheses in regard to Taba in-service education and pointed to way toward studies yet needed. (See ED 032 318-ED 032 323, TE 499 893, and TE 499 894 for the TABA Social Studies Curriculum.) [Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document.] (Author/LH)
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Authoring Institution: Elk Grove Training and Development Center, Arlington Heights, IL.