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ERIC Number: ED073033
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Mar
Pages: 180
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Laboratory Activities for Civics Instruction.
Gillespie, Judy
The lab activities described in this project, designed to help students integrate knowledge with action, are presently in the early developmental stages. Providing a setting for laboratory civics instruction, the school is viewed as a micro/political system offering a series of purposive participation experiences in which a transfer of knowledge can be applied to other political systems and everyday political situations. The volume is arranged into three parts. The first part, School Politics: The Laboratory Setting, offers a rationale for this particular type of political lab, discussing school as the focus of laboratory and the importance of political participation. Particular emphasis is placed on providing a framework for viewing school politics. Other topics discussed are patterns of political decision-making in the schools; patterns of leadership, participation, and communication in the schools; and political values in school politics. A major part of the volume, part two, provides laboratory activities characterized by knowledge building and skill activities concerned with building analytical, methodological, and participatory activities. Implications of the laboratory for the curriculum and the school are examined in the last part. A preliminary bibliography on materials relating to developing school laboratory activities is included. Related documents are SO 005 409 and SO 005 410. (SJM)
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