ERIC Number: ED041809
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Evaluation, Summary, and Conclusions of Exemplary Student Government-Social Studies Program, 1967-68.
Davis County School District, Farmington, UT.; World-Wide Education and Research Inst., Salt Lake City, UT.
This report is an evaluation of the American Values Program described in SO 000 042. It was hypothesized that pupils in the project schools would make greater gains in their knowledge of government processes and greater gains in democratic attitudes than "comparable pupils in the control schools." The 120 subjects were randomly selected from each of six groups: 4th and 5th graders from six schools participating for two years; and, 5th and 6th graders from six schools participating for one year and from six control schools, not participating. Subjects were pre- and post tested in the fall and spring of the 1967-68 school year with three tests: Citizenship Attitude Scale, Citizenship Knowledge Test, and Behavioural Situation Test. Tests of statistical significance were made of mean scores and percents of change. Gains and differences were most significant in knowledge of government processes. All data are reported and summarized in tables. Participating and non-participating teachers and administrators of the district office and schools were also surveyed. Responses were generally favorable toward continuation of the student government-social studies program in all schools. (DJB)
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Behavior Change, Citizenship, Civics, Curriculum Evaluation, Democratic Values, Elementary School Students, Intermediate Grades, Political Attitudes, Political Socialization, Program Evaluation, Social Attitudes, Social Studies, Student Attitudes, Student Behavior, Student Government, Teacher Attitudes, United States Government (Course), Values
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Davis County School District, Farmington, UT.; World-Wide Education and Research Inst., Salt Lake City, UT.