ERIC Number: ED068375
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Dec
Carnegie-Mellon University Social Studies Curriculum Project. Introduction to the Behavioral Sciences: An Inquiry Approach.
The CMAS, a detailed taxonomy of questions, is used to analyze course materials briefly described, along with other courses, in the document ED 051 059. Subject areas in the multidisciplinary 12th grade course, lasting approximately fifteen weeks, include anthropology, psychology, and sociology. The substantive content is analyzed as sound, unbiased, of good quality, and consistent for academically oriented students, although the materials are unsuitable for some particular kinds of students, teachers, schools, and communities. The overall physical and technical quality of printed materials, consisting of a student text, a teacher's guide, media, and tests, are evaluated as average. The author's rationale is explicit and clear to the analyst, and the objectives clearly set forth. Primary goals are for students to become independent and critical thinkers, skilled in the scientific method, and to question existing knowledge and values. Cognitive and affective objectives are sound and clearly stated. As evidenced by the materials, the author views field theory as very important and personality theory as important. No extraordinary teacher or student background is necessary for success with these materials. A related document is SO 002 571. (SJM)
Descriptors: Anthropology, Behavioral Objectives, Behavioral Sciences, Content Analysis, Course Evaluation, Curriculum Evaluation, Grade 12, Inquiry, Program Evaluation, Psychology, Secondary Education, Social Studies, Sociology
ERIC Clearinghouse for Social Studies/Social Science Education, 855 Broadway, Boulder, Colorado 80302 (For Loan Only)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Social Science Education Consortium, Inc., Boulder, CO.