ERIC Number: ED073958
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Publication Date: 1972
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A Design for Social Education in the Open Curriculum.
Engle, Shirley H.; Longstreet, Wilma S.
The authors of this book determine that traditional social studies curricula are no longer relevant to helping students cope as informed citizens in a changing society and offer a new approach to social education focusing on the full range of data sources, media, and forms of human action. The social studies curricula outlined here are based on the study of current social concerns rather than on individual disciplines. Featuring systematic and sequential study of the social sciences k-12, the program derives from analyses of seven primary sources of modern decision making and from six action concepts developed by the authors. Ways of developing learning situations suggested are based on the interaction of the decision making sources and action concepts. Provision is made for imaginative techniques of presentation and for study involvement in inquiry. An evaluative design is outlined for qualitative measurement of broad behavioral objectives. Sample elementary and secondary materials are included for an open social studies curriculum. (Author)
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Books, Concept Teaching, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Decision Making, Inquiry, Models, Relevance (Education), Social Problems, Social Studies, Teaching Methods
Harper and Row, Publishers, Inc., 49 East 33rd Street, New York, New York 10016, SBN: 06-41906-7 (Paperback $3.95)
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