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ERIC Number: ED070737
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 27
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Curricular and Heuristic Models for Value Inquiry.
Gray, Charles E.
This paper takes the position that if value inquiry in the social studies is to become something more than a mere "fad" it will have to be grounded upon a sound rationale from which appropriate curricular design and teaching strategies can be developed. The paper then proceeds to offer a rationale for a social studies program organized in a manner that would place considerable emphasis on the nature of value systems and value judgments, and encourage teachers to be concerned with ways and means of teaching students: a) how to analyze and compare cultural value systems and, b) how to analyze and test value judgments. The rationale is followed by two models: one a curricular model designed to assist the teacher in developing a value-oriented social studies curriculum; and the other a heuristic model consisting of a set of instructional strategies for dealing with value judgments in a logical and productive manner. Both models are consistent with logical principles associated with evaluation and grounded upon empirical findings about the nature of the evaluative process. The paper concludes with three appendices illustrating: 1) curricular model; 2) heuristic model, and 3) sample evaluations. (FDI)
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