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ERIC Number: ED086600
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Sep
Pages: 18
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A Report on Elementary School Curriculum Social Studies Component. Project PRIMES: Progress Research in Meeting Elementary Standards. ESEA, Title III 1972-1973.
Martin, Cecil L.
The report interprets and summarizes the findings of thirteen public schools in Columbus, Ohio, each of which evaluated its social studies curriculum using the Project PRIMES model. The model, supported by a field service unit of four evaluation specialists, included instrumentation consisting of four components: staff development, curriculum and program, facilities, and instructional materials. Thirteen principals, 75 parents, and over 200 teachers in the 13 schools rated a series of items as to the degree to which the conditions stated should exist and actually do exist. Analysis of data reveals that: 1) teachers participate regularly in various activities, use a variety of teaching methods, and keep abreast of current events; 2) consultants should be made available by assigning resource personnel to each regional center; 3) learning activities are appropriate to program objectives, but evaluation data is little used for program planning and improvement; 4) the social studies program improves students' individual and group problem solving skills and involves them in community affairs; 5) more field trips and facilities for independent study are needed; 6) instructional aids such as games and puzzles, periodicals, free materials catalogues, 8 millimeter film loop projectors, cassette television, and program learning materials are in short supply. Recommendations for improvement at the building-level, system-level, and project-level are also made. (RM)
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Authoring Institution: Columbus Public Schools, OH. Dept. of Evaluation, Research, and Planning.
Identifiers - Location: Ohio
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title III