ERIC Number: ED052114
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971
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The American Government Information Unit: Curriculum Alternatives for Secondary Schools.
Adelson, Nancy C.; Crosby, Sandra G.
The laboratory has created this information unit to help answer curriculum planning questions for secondary school curriculum decision makers. It tells about the products and activities of nine selected curriculum development programs by organizing the following information in chart, summary, then complete report form for quick and easy review and comparison: curriculum objectives, content and materials, classroom strategies, student and teacher prerequisites, implementation requirements and costs, program development and evaluation, and project history. The American Government curricula included are: 1) Utah State University Project's, Curriculum Focused on Thinking Reflectively about Public Issues; 2) High School Curriculum Center's, American Political Behavior course; 3) Sociological Resources for the Social Studies (SRSS), Episodes in Social Inquiry Series; 4) Harvard's, Public Issues Series; 5) Holt Social Studies Curriculum Project's, Comparative Political Systems course; 6) Lincoln Filene Center Secondary Social Studies Program; 7) Law in American Society Foundation's, Justice in Urban America series; 8) Education Research Council's (ERCSSP), Concepts and Inquiry: The Price of Freedom; and, 9) The Amherst Project. They all have been classroom tested and revised, and involve: 1) some degree of inquiry and discovery; 2) social science concepts, skills, and processes; and, 3) available published student materials and teacher guides. The pilot survey, and the development and field testing of this unit are reported in SO 001 404. (SBE)
Descriptors: Administrator Guides, Citizenship, Civics, Concept Teaching, Course Descriptions, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Directories, Inquiry, Instructional Materials, Political Issues, Political Science, Projects, Public Affairs Education, Secondary Education, Social Sciences, Teaching Methods, United States Government (Course)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Far West Lab. for Educational Research and Development, Berkeley, CA.