ERIC Number: ED048064
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969-Oct
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Providence Social Studies Curriculum Project Evaluation. Attachment 3.
Providence Public Schools, RI.; Rhode Island Coll., Providence.
The questions to be answered regarding the relative success of the project were: 1) Do students perceive a difference between the new curriculum and the traditional; 2) Has the program changed the attitudes of students toward the school in general, and social studies in particular; 3) Have teacher attitudes been changed regarding student abilities, classroom procedures, the subject matter, and teaching methods; and, 4) Has the program effected changes in: a) classroom procedures: student activities, research, small group work, and independent study; b) the subject matter; and, c) teacher-pupil and pupil-pupil relationships. The universe consisted of all classes, grades 6 through 9, participating in the new social studies program. Stratified sampling of this group and a matched control group in another urban district were used. Three sets of original instruments, two sets of classroom observation schedules, and three observers were used. Results indicated that the attitudes of the teachers and students in the experimental groups were significantly more positive with respect to the questions above. However, teachers felt that they needed a wider spectrum of materials, more training, and more staff assistance. Tabulated data and analyses are included. See SO 000 643, SO 000 693 and SO 000 695 for additional Project information. (VLW)
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Curriculum Research, Disadvantaged Schools, Experimental Programs, Field Studies, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Inner City, Instructional Improvement, Program Evaluation, Projects, Secondary Education, Social Studies, Urban Teaching
Publication Type: N/A
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Providence Public Schools, RI.; Rhode Island Coll., Providence.