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ERIC Number: ED085323
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 32
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The World-View of High School Youth in America's Changing Society.
Letzter, Frederick Paul
The purpose of this study was to investigate how American high school students view their present world. Seventeen 10th, 11th, and 12th grade social studies classes at Nyack High School, Nyack, New York comprised the sample. The classes selected ranged from high ability to low ability groups. Students responded anonymously to the following two questions: Supposing that someone had fallen asleep 100 years ago and had just awakened, what should he know about the last 100 years? What do you think of the world we presently know? Tell us whether you would want it to be different and, if so, how it should be different. Student responses reflected the following themes and patterns: 1) material developments of recent times; 2) a sense of social chaos; 3) a wide variation of ideological viewpoints - from leftist-to conservative orientations; 4) a basic dissatisfaction with our present world; and 5) a sense of existential uncertainty. (Author/RM)
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