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ERIC Number: ED042685
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 272
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A Historical Analysis of the High School Geography Project as a Study in Curriculum Development.
Pratt, Robert Bruce
"The purpose of this study was to analyze aspects of the High School Geography Project's curriculum building experience. It is a historical case study in curriculum development, drawing on primary sources from within the project's archives and from personal interviews with project-connected personnel. (168-item bibliography is appended.) The study concentrates on the project's models for curriculum development and evaluation." Some of the major conclusions growing out of the study are: 1) "The pedagogical tenets of the project are very similar to the ones established during the Progressive Era"; 2) "Geographic education is stronger as a result of the project than at any time in its history"; 3) "The project made its greatest contributions to curriculum development through its unique curriculum model and evaluation program"; 4) "The construction-testing-revision model used by the project proved to be a viable model for the discipline of geography"; 5) "The project's evaluation model brought teacher-student opinion into the curriculum decisions that were made by the project staff." (Author/DJB)
University Microfilms, Inc., 300 N. Zeeb Road, Ann Arbor, Mich. 48106
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Authoring Institution: Colorado Univ., Boulder. Graduate School.