ERIC Number: ED056938
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
An Analysis of the Career Orientation Project in Social Studies.
Cincinnati Public Schools, OH.
In 1969 the Cincinnati Public Schools received a grant from the Ohio State Department of Vocational Education to develop interdisciplinary career orientation materials for junior high school pupils. The preliminary social studies materials were taught in grades seven and eight for one year, then revised. During 1970-1971 each social studies teacher in the project selected activities from the new manual, Man: His Life and Work; twenty-one teachers in four schools were involved. Each activity was prepared for use under one of the following topics: American History, Urban Living, Ohio History, and Social Sciences. Objectives were coded to the categories of Bloom's taxonomy. In March, 1971 teachers were asked to report the mean achievement of their classes on the activities they taught using a standard form (Appendix A). The mean achievement was then determined for each teacher and each activity; it was then possible to determine mean achievement for topic categories, categories in Bloom's taxonomy, and by income level of school. A T-test of independent means was then applied to the results to determine if differences in income level affected mean achievement or achievement by category of the taxonomy. The mean achievement for the 269 activities was 84 with no significant difference between low-income and average income schools. Teachers taught more activities in American History and Urban Living, and preferred activities from the cognitive categories. Inservice teacher training was suggested. (Author/SBE)
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Sponsor: Ohio State Dept. of Vocational Education, Columbus.
Authoring Institution: Cincinnati Public Schools, OH.