ERIC Number: ED037475
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Oct
Reference Count: 0
The Analysis of Public Issues: Concepts, Materials, Research. Final Report.
Shaver, James P.; Larkins, A. Guy
Part I of this social studies report presents the results of curricular research, at Utah State University, to develop a set of "critical thinking" concepts appropriate for the analysis of political-ethical public issues, and to prepare materials and suggestions for teaching those concepts. The analytic concepts, presented in both outline and narrative form, are the nature of decisions about public issues, the need for order, the nature and importance of language, arguments over words, disagreements over facts, disagreement over values. Thirty-three "teaching bundles" detail suggestions for teaching these concepts. Part II of the report describes efforts to repeat and extend the research of the Harvard Project, which investigated the effects of two teaching styles (socratic and recitation) and the interactions of student personality with teaching style in affecting learning. (References, tables, and figures are included.) (MF)
Descriptors: Concept Teaching, Critical Thinking, Curriculum Development, Decision Making, Fundamental Concepts, Language Role, Moral Values, Personality, Political Attitudes, Political Issues, Social Problems, Social Studies, Student Teacher Relationship, Teaching Methods, Teaching Styles, Units of Study
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Utah State Univ., Logan. Bureau of Educational Research.