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ERIC Number: ED065425
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Jul
Pages: 132
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Rose Tree Media Social Studies Curriculum Evaluation. Final Report.
Madden, John R.; And Others
The report describes the organization and implementation of an evaluation of the Rose Tree Media Social Studies Curriculum. A questionnaire designed to gather teachers' assessment required response to twelve sets of statements reflecting sound curriculum procedures. Teams of teachers constructed tests summarizing the curriculum of each year covered by team members. (Appendix 1.) Objectives of each year's work were interpreted from the curriculum guide and stated in behavioral terms. From these objectives, five examinations were constructed, for grades 2, 4, 6, 9, 12. (Appendix 2.) A standardized American History test was administered to all 11th grade students. Student opinions were gathered in informal sessions; an 11th grade student designed a research study to gather additional data. Six informal meetings were held with interested citizens. Conclusions indicated a need for clearly stated objectives (knowledge, skills, attitudes to be imparted to students). Structure of curriculum, teacher training in social science concepts, development of coordinated courses in American history, elective courses, and addition of Western Civilization courses are the six primary recommendations. (JMB)
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Authoring Institution: Rose Tree Media School District, Media, PA.