ERIC Number: ED037472
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Terminal Report from the Political Learning Project.
This report summarizes the four major activities of the political learning project carried out at the Wisconsin Research and Development Center for Cognitive Learning. These four activities are (1) a survey of recent empirical work of the content, sequence, and causes of political concept and attitude development, (2) a pilot experiment with second- and fourth-grade children in which a number of basic political concepts, used by professional political scientists, are introduced earlier than is normal in the school curriculum, (3) a survey of pre- and post-adolescent political concept and attitude development focusing in particular upon aggregate age trends, parent-child correspondences, black/white comparison, and multivariate assessment of the relative impact of 11 causal factors, and (4) completion of data analysis on a project concerned with political learning in Grades 2-8. (Author/LH)
Descriptors: Behavior Development, Black Attitudes, Childhood Attitudes, Concept Formation, Concept Teaching, Elementary Education, Experimental Programs, Family Influence, Parent Child Relationship, Political Attitudes, Political Influences, Political Science, Secondary Education, Social Attitudes, Social Development, Social Studies, Socioeconomic Influences, Student Attitudes
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Research and Development Center for Cognitive Learning.