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ERIC Number: ED066407
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 149
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Urban Sociology. Curriculum Bulletin. Grade 12.
Wilmington Public Schools, DE.
The focus of the urban sociology teaching guide for grade 12 is on the effect of urbanization upon four of the major social institutions: familial, governmental, economic, and educational. An overall educational objective is to prepare students for developing rational solutions to problems confronting urban society. Objectives are stated in behavioral terms for each of the five units. Through enumeration of content, suggested activities, and resource material, the guide recommends a proven roadway to reach the objectives. The course emphasis is on people and the effects of social institutions upon them. While urban problems in general are considered, problems of Wilmington are highlighted in order to involve students in specific local issues that affect them. Unit I introduces the student to the nature of sociology, especially of urban areas; Unit II studies the family in an urban setting; Unit III examines broad problems on any urban government in meeting the needs of dwellers; Unit IV analyzes urban economic institutions; Unit V examines the functions of the educational institution. The teacher is urged to make use of community resources, local newspapers, television programs, and public meetings. (SJM)
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Authoring Institution: Wilmington Public Schools, DE.