ERIC Number: ED093725
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968
Reference Count: N/A
Education for Student Concerns. Affective Education Research Project.
Philadelphia School District, PA. Office of Curriculum and Instruction.
This book, designed to supplement and enrich the standard secondary curriculum, educates students in the area of feelings, values, and group interaction. Students learn particular logical and psychological processes with which to gain greater conscious control over themselves, their inter-personal relations, and their environment. A theoretical section briefly suggests why a period of drastic social change demands a curriculum more relevant to the concerns of students and presents an information processing model of man as the basis on which to develop such a curriculum. A rationale for teaching particular processes, as opposed to specific content, is developed and a model sequence is outlined, as is a model for teaching a particular lesson. Two courses built on these models are described in detailed course outlines and lesson plans. A communications course concentrates on processes most important for personal and interpersonal growth. The content centers around the study of media -- print, films, sculpture and music -- and the study of group interaction. An urban affairs course concentrates on processes most important for social growth, with content focusing on the student's own neighborhood as a microcosm of his city. A self-evaluation survey and a bibliography on affective education are included. (Author/KSM)
Descriptors: Affective Behavior, Communication Skills, Conceptual Schemes, Course Content, Intergroup Relations, Interpersonal Competence, Lesson Plans, Models, Process Education, Relevance (Education), Secondary Education, Self Evaluation, Social Change, Student Interests, Supplementary Education, Teaching Guides, Urban Studies, Values
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Philadelphia School District, PA. Office of Curriculum and Instruction.