ERIC Number: ED063224
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
Project Wingspread. Education for Metropolitan Living: High School Curriculum Overview.
Mendelson, Lloyd J.
The curriculum overview, intended for secondary teachers, describes the general objectives, methodology, and units of the Wingspread project. Goals of the project are to prepare individuals to function in a complex society; to promote academic and social development through personal and direct involvement with problems in a metropolitan society; and to bring together youth of different cultural backgrounds for the purpose of improving intergroup relations. Each unit, lasting approximately four weeks, fosters cultural exchange, community understandings, and problem solving, and utilizes community resources. The four units described here are: 1) "Social Problems in Law and Justice" investigates constitutional history, utilizes a case study approach, and examines other cases in connection with on-the-scene field class experiences in the court; 2) "Social Anatomy of the Metropolis" offers a study on the historical background of racial and ethnic groups in America; 3) "Dynamics of Urban Change" presents students with concepts necessary for an understanding of the forces that influence community development; and, 4) "Man's Urban Expression" addresses itself to the twentieth century culture of urban man and man's adaption to urbanization. Related documents are: SO 003 074 and SO 003 075. (Author/SJM)
Descriptors: Community Resources, Community Schools, Community Study, Course Descriptions, Cultural Exchange, Educational Objectives, Experimental Programs, Field Experience Programs, Intercultural Programs, School Community Relationship, Secondary Education, Social Integration, Social Studies, Units of Study, Urban Studies
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Chicago Board of Education, IL.