ERIC Number: ED049846
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Project NECESSITIES: Phase I Report.
Abt Associates, Inc., Cambridge, MA.; Utah Univ., Salt Lake City.
The Project NECESSITIES Draft Development Plan, in the form of a Curriculum Development Bank set up to reform social studies education and communication in Bureau of Indian Affairs schools, attempts to establish meaningful guidelines in order to gain the benefits of centralism and regionalism in the creation of multiple Scope and Sequence Plans at the local level by tribal education committees, Indian parents, school administrators and teachers, and, to some measure, even students. This plan centers around 5 master concepts: interaction (isolation), change (stability), conflict (cooperation), power (weakness), and valuing (ignoring). The plan broadly sketches the process for developing units of the Project NECESSITIES curriculum. Dimensions for each unit are the master concept; environmental concepts which "set the stage"; key concepts; appropriate subconcepts suggested by, or critical to the use of, the master and key concepts; catalytic questions which frame the concepts used in any particular activity or unit; content and comparative content; methods; media and materials; and skills related to the child's developmental stage. A teacher training program has been used to acquaint teachers with the objectives of Project NECESSITIES and has provided a period during which teachers could criticize, question, and discuss the objectives. The document contains the Draft Development Plan and related working papers, along with a section on teacher training. Included in the appendix are a list of steering committee personnel, the steering committee minutes, and committee position papers. (LS)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Indian Affairs (Dept. of Interior), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Abt Associates, Inc., Cambridge, MA.; Utah Univ., Salt Lake City.