ERIC Number: ED071943
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Jun
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Pressure Groups and the Urban Community: Processes and Materials. Project Canada West.
Western Curriculum Project on Canada Studies, Edmonton (Alberta).
The project's activities during the past year to develop a process for analysis of the working of pressure groups in the political decision-making process are discussed in this report. In addition, information is given on the organization and developmental processes which the team used in the formulation and adaption of a unit. In the first part of the report the strengths and weaknesses of the processes of curriculum development are reviewed. The second part, dealing with samples of materials developed to date, provides a handbook for teachers which includes some of the basic ideas gathered from the various social sciences and assists the teacher in gaining a quick survey of the vast materials the team studied in the initial stages of the project. Suggestive rather than prescriptive, the handbook guides teachers in exploring any given civic issues by using a case study approach. The third part reports the involvement of supporting agencies. Also included is a summary of the pilot project and a specific case study, St. Leonard (Quebec). Major objectives, a framework, and a list of generalizations on the project are given in the related document ED 055 014. (SJM)
Descriptors: City Government, Civics, Curriculum Development, Governmental Structure, Inquiry, Interdisciplinary Approach, Local Government, Political Issues, Political Power, Political Science, Political Socialization, Problem Solving, Projects, Secondary Education, Social Sciences, Student Attitudes, Surveys, Urban Studies
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Authoring Institution: Western Curriculum Project on Canada Studies, Edmonton (Alberta).
Identifiers - Location: Canada