ERIC Number: ED040899
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
Social Studies Innovations 1968-1969; A Report of the Social Studies Pilots of the SPEEDIER Project.
Myers, Charles B.
Five pilot programs were selected as vehicles to introduce new social studies curriculum ideas into the 52 school systems served by the project. The objectives of this ESEA Title III project were: 1) to improve social studies instruction and teacher classroom behavior; 2) to increase local educator understanding of the new curriculum; 3) to develop teacher skills in using new strategies and materials; 4) to develop positive attitudes, educator skills, and knowledge for curriculum experimentation and change; 5) to modify district procedures and policies to promote change. The Fenton Social Science Program and the Greater Cleveland Social Science Program were used in secondary grades. The University of Minnesota Project Social Studies Program, Taba Social Studies Curriculum, Senesh Social Science Program (Our Working World), and the Cleveland Program were used in the elementary grades. Each of these programs and the over-all Pilot Model are described in terms of pilot preparation, implementation, dissemination, and critical evaluation. To determine the success of the pilots, limited assessment procedures were used to measure student critical thinking ability, inquiry skills, value or attitude change, and academic achievement, and to measure teacher values, beliefs and self-concept. SO 000 013 and SO 000 047 are related documents. (SBE)
Publication Type: N/A
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Curriculum Study Research and Development Council of South Central Pennsylvania, Palmyra.