ERIC Number: ED083254
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Jul
Reference Count: 0
New Jersey Social Science Teachers Look at American Institutions.
Opinion Research Corp., Princeton, NJ.
This report presents conclusions of exploratory research conducted by Opinion Research Corporation for the Joint Council on Economic Education. The report explains that 52 New Jersey high school social science teachers participated in discussions designed to determine how economics and political science were being presented in the schools, to explore the feasibility of combined instruction for these two subjects, to measure the acceptance of organizations that furnished teaching materials, and to determine teacher attitudes toward workshops in socila science. Some of the findings reported are a) economics and political science were being taught as American History courses; b) practical application was the method used in teaching these subjects; c) teachers saw discrepancies between theoretical American institutions and the actual operation of these institutions; and d) teachers were interested in workshops and seminars in the social sciences. The text of the report contains individual hypotheses about the teachers along with typical comments from them concerning a) methods of teaching and suggestions for curriculum improvement, b) teacher attitudes toward free enterprise and the two-party system, c) student motivation, and d) workshops. (BRB)
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Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Joint Council on Economic Education, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Opinion Research Corp., Princeton, NJ.