ERIC Number: ED054037
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-May-1
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The Development of a Sequential Curriculum in Anthropology, Grades 1-7. Final Report.
Rice, Marion J.; Bailey, Wilfrid C.
The summary final report of the Anthropology Curriculum Project is intended to provide an account of accomplishments and findings. The purpose of the Project was to develop and field test systematic content in anthropology for elementary social studies, with progressive development centered on mastery of the fundamental concepts and their application. Procedures included: 1) identification of major concepts and propositions in the discipline of anthropology; 2) determination of a sequence; 3) development of material for pupil and teacher use; 4) training of teachers; and, 5) evaluation of units based on observation and pupil and teacher feedback. The formal evaluation of the project utilized a pre- and post-test treatment design with the experimental variable teacher training in anthropology. Summaries of seven studies are appended here, and reviewed in ED 045 512. The project staff interprets the results to indicate the following: 1) the subject matter is interesting; 2) students are stimulated by a technical, cognitive approach to teaching; 3) anthropology may be presented as a scientific discipline; 4) the single discipline approach is suitable; 5) the materials are adapted to use by teachers without training in anthropology; and, 6) the materials provide a framework for encouraging growth in anthropological understanding. (Author)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Cooperative Research Program.
Authoring Institution: Georgia Univ., Athens.