ERIC Number: ED071926
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Sep
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Curriculum Materials Analysis. Educational Research Council of America: Concepts and Inquiry. Communities at Home and Abroad: American Communities, Grade 2.
Capron, Barbara J.
The CMAS, a detailed taxonomy of questions that is used to analyze "Concepts of Inquiry" materials, is described in ED 067 308. A brief summary of the sequential K-12 Cleveland program is given in ED 064 223. Materials for the course are interdisciplinary with a subject matter base of geography focusing on investigating communities. The substantive content is analyzed as moderately sound; somewhat biased; of fair quality; appropriate for grade two and up; and unsuitable for some particular kinds of students, teachers, schools, and communities. The overall physical and technical quality of printed materials, consisting of nine paper-bound booklets and two teachers guides, are evaluated as above average. The author's rationale is implicit and fairly clear to the analyst, and objectives clearly set forth. The author believes primary goals of education are for students to become skilled in the scientific method, learners of existing knowledge and values, and solvers of social problems. Emphasis is upon clearly stated cognitive objectives which are consistent with the goal of teaching social science structure and inquiry. Although affective objectives are moderately emphasized, the analyst feels that the affective objectives of the materials are too narrow in context to be useful. A related document is SO 002 592. (SJM)
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Community Study, Concept Teaching, Content Analysis, Course Evaluation, Curriculum Evaluation, Elementary Education, Grade 2, Inquiry, Interdisciplinary Approach, Program Evaluation, Social Sciences, Social Studies
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Authoring Institution: Social Science Education Consortium, Inc., Boulder, CO.