ERIC Number: ED070708
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Jun-30
Reference Count: N/A
A Social Studies Curriculum for a Modern World. The Marin Social Studies Project. Final Report.
Lester, G. Sidney; And Others
The major portion of this report provides a narrative summary and description of the work of the project, its context, evaluation, and recommendations. The major objectives of this three-year project were to: 1) field test and evaluate new K-12 social studies curriculum project materials, and 2) design a new K-12 social studies framework based on findings from the field test. These objectives were tied to a larger goal, that of more effectively meeting the cognitive and affective needs of students in social studies classes. However, the findings of the first two years persuaded the staff to alter the objectives of the project to develop a "change package" of materials that would do something to teachers to cause them to become intrinsically motivated to improve their own programs. The change package consisted of six basic documents produced by the staff, and a wide range of handouts. In addition, there were various in-service materials to help teachers move through the various stages of curriculum reform. The primary findings of the experimental implementation of the change package were that: 1) teachers can be motivated to change their programs, and 2) the package developed is useful but its contribution is small compared to what is needed. The specifics of these findings are spelled out in the report. Appendices include many of the instruments developed and used by the project. (FDI)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Curriculum Research, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Elementary Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Instructional Materials, Motivation Techniques, Program Improvement, Secondary Education, Social Studies, Teacher Behavior, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Motivation, Teacher Role
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Marin County Superintendent of Schools, Corte Madera, CA.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title III