ERIC Number: ED071987
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Nov-20
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A Comparative Study of the Effects of a Traditional Social Studies Curriculum at the Sixth Grade Level and "Man: A Course of Study". Final Report.
Holmes, John L.; Davis, Rose Marie
This study compares the effects of the traditional sixth grade social studies curriculum for Oregon pupils with that of Man: A Course of Study (MACOS). Students were pre- and post-tested. Data were analyzed statistically by the use of the F test on equality of variance and t-tests for pooled variance and distinct variances to test two null hypotheses. As measured by the Torrance Tests of Creative Thinking, sixth grade students using a traditional social studies curriculum of Latin America will not differ significantly in creativity nor in the achievement of social studies skills as measured by the "Sequential Tests of Education Progress (STEP): Social Studies" from those students using the social studies curriculum MACOS. No significance at the .10 level was found when the t-test for distinct variances was applied, thus verifying the null hypotheses. A pattern, however, emerged from the data that indicated the MACOS materials may produce greater verbal creativity. (Author)
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Sponsor: National Center for Educational Research and Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Regional Research Program.
Authoring Institution: Southern Oregon Coll., Ashland.