ERIC Number: ED070728
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Jun
A Study of Urban Rural Transition: Processes and Materials. Project Canada West.
Western Curriculum Project on Canada Studies, Edmonton (Alberta).
This project examines the here and now of urbanization and the historical growth of urbanization in Canada. In both cases the basic research problem is: What does a person need to know about a community in order to live successfully as a citizen of that community? A second point of focus is: What types of socialization are needed when a person finds changes in his current community or when he moves to a new community? In order to understand these questions, the project encourages the high school student to look at elaborating sociocultural systems whose variance may be in the character of their organization and to examine the complex network of signs and symbols existing within and without these various social organizations. The report includes process reports of the various groups that compose the team of researchers for the project. The rest of the report deals with materials and teaching strategies developed to help students form a basis for comparative analysis of rural-urban communities. (FDI)
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Community Characteristics, Comparative Analysis, Curriculum Development, Human Geography, Instructional Materials, Migration, Projects, Rural Urban Differences, Secondary Education, Social Studies, Socialization, Sociocultural Patterns, Teaching Methods, Urban Culture
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Western Curriculum Project on Canada Studies, Edmonton (Alberta).