ERIC Number: ED080400
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
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Integrated Social Studies. Profiles of Promise 7.
Eyster, John W.; Haley, Frances
Integrated Social Studies (ISS) is designed to teach students the multi-dimensional nature of man. It focuses on concepts and values from the social sciences, history, the arts, and a variety of brief-value systems. Individualized instruction provides a framework for participation in which students are offered a wide range of learning experiences in a variety of settings. Such experiences include field projects and trips, self-teaching packets, audio-tutorial and audio-visual resources, debates, simulation games, role-playing, problem-solving, one-to-one discussions, and independent study. ISS is a three-year social studies curriculum with two years required for graduation. The third year consists of electives, built on the content and methods of the first two years. The main focus of the first year's program is on enabling students to recognize and evaluate the influences and institutions that help shape individual personalities. The second year's program begins with emphasis on the nation-state and the involvement of the student as a citizen with the processes of political institutions, and proceeds to the consideration of man and his role in the world. Personnel resources for the program involve the faculty, citizens, experts from the community, and the school's audio-visual coordinator. Staff responsibility for ISS is taken by 9 teachers, 3 paraprofessionals, 2 aides, 3 interns, and 5 student teachers. The entire team is involved in the planning process. Student evaluation may take the form of special projects, oral evaluation, objective tests or essay tests. (JLB)
Descriptors: Concept Teaching, Educational Innovation, Experiential Learning, Field Experience Programs, Integrated Curriculum, Interdisciplinary Approach, School Community Relationship, Secondary Education, Secondary School Curriculum, Social Sciences, Social Studies, Student Centered Curriculum
Social Science Education Consortium, 855 Broadway, Boulder, Colorado 80302 ($10.00, 1 copy of 30 issues; $20.00, 5 copies of 30 issues)
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Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Social Science Education Consortium, Inc., Boulder, CO.; ERIC Clearinghouse for Social Studies/Social Science Education, Boulder, CO.