ERIC Number: ED066388
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Mar
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The TABA Social Studies Curriculum. Product Development Report 19.
Sanderson, Barbara A.; Crawford, Jack J.
This program description is one of twenty-one reports dealing with the developmental history of recent educational products. Objectives of the Taba project are to help elementary grade students develop thinking skills, key concept understandings, desired attitudes and values, and cognitive abilities in a sequential manner through process education. The curriculum, generated by a grassroots effort, was prepared by teachers and consultants, under the coordination of the county staff, with contributions by Dr. Taba in the form of a basic conceptual framework for the curriculum and guidelines for the development process. Products of the project are eight teacher's guides, a teacher handbook, and the final report. Research was conducted by an evaluation group to compare the performance of an experimental group using the Taba curriculum with a control group using other curriculum, develop instruments for measuring Taba goals, and analyze the results. Despite some negative findings, "curriculum" pupils make better inferences from data, and use abstract concepts more appropriately. Follow-up mechanisms for teacher dissemination include inservice teacher training, and summer institutes and workshops. (SJM)
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Sponsor: Office of Program Planning and Evaluation (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: San Francisco State Coll., CA. TABA Social Studies Curriculum Project.; American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, Palo Alto, CA.