ERIC Number: ED073977
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Aug
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Teaching About Africa in the Social Studies Curriculum. Evaluation of Activities for Seventh Grades in North Carolina: 1969-1972.
North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh. Div. of Research.; African-American Inst., New York, NY. School Services Div.
This report provides an evaluation of a three-year, joint project of in-service teacher training for teachers of Africa in the seventh grade Social Studies curriculum in North Carolina. The four major areas of concern were: 1) Cognitive Knowledge About Africa (including the dispelling of prevalent myths), 2) Teacher Attitudes Toward Change and Change Agents in the Social Studies Curriculum, 3) Teaching Methods and Techniques and, 4) Teaching Materials and Teacher Evaluation of Materials. A questionnaire reflecting these major areas was administered to teachers who had attended the two types of workshops - regional meetings and "week-long" intensive workshops. It was found that the project was successful in all four major areas and that both attitude and knowledge increased with exposure to the AAI training. Cooperation among agencies and local school units was found beneficial. A philosophy of curriculum change which considers the teacher as a decision-maker was found effective and the training was judged efficient. The test and questionnaire items are reprinted within the report and its appendices. (Author)
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Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh. Div. of Research.; African-American Inst., New York, NY. School Services Div.
Identifiers - Location: Africa