ERIC Number: ED062246
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Holt Social Studies Curriculum. Developed by Carnegie Social Studies Curriculum Development Center, Carnegie-Mellon University. Product Development Report 13.
Sanderson, Barbara A.; Kratochvil, Daniel W.
This report is the thirteenth of twenty-one reports dealing with the developmental history of a recent educational product: the Holt Social Studies Curriculum directed by Dr. Edwin Fenton. This series of courses stresses an inquiry approach to the study of history and the social sciences, specifically economic and political systems, world history, foreign cultures, American history, the behavioral sciences, and the humanities, and to a lesser degree values, attitudes, and subject matter content. This report describes: 1) materials; 2) rationale and procedures for use; 3) sources of funding, and evolution of ideas for the product; 4) planning, management, and organization for development; 5) evaluation using standardized tests and product development tests; 6) diffusion activities and extent of adoption. The future of the product and critical decisions made in the seven year history of curriculum development are discussed. Appendices contain examples of lesson plans found in teachers' guides and a list of the twenty-one reports. (Author/VW)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, Palo Alto, CA.