ERIC Number: ED097271
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Contemporary Social Issues. National Assessment of Educational Progress: Social Studies. Report No. 03-SS-02.
This document presents information about young people's perceptions of contemporary society as elicited by the 1971 National Assessment in social studies. Topics covered include perceptions (1) of contemporary urban problems, (2) environmental quality, and (3) minority groups and social justice. Responses to the open-ended questions are displayed in tables and graphs which distinguish the age groups surveyed, 9, 13, 17, and adult; acceptable responses; and categories of answer content. For example, 13- and 17-year-olds listed the three most important problems facing large cities in the United States. A table showing the percentages of students able to respond and a table of those responses with percentages of students mentioning them are presented. Then the students chose one problem about which they would like to ask questions; percentages choosing various problems are given. The tabular evidence is investigated, and sample responses are given. The material in this document can suggest areas for curricular emphasis and new questioning exercises that may "turn students on." Use of these materials to stimulate discussion and for comparing student responses is encouraged. (JH) Primary type of information provided by report: Results (Selective) (Topical).
Descriptors: Data, Educational Assessment, Environment, Justice, Minority Groups, National Surveys, Resource Materials, Social Problems, Social Studies, Student Attitudes, Student Interests, Urban Environment, Urbanization
Superintendent of Documents, U. S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D. C. 20402 (Order Report 03-SS-02; $0.65)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Educational Statistics (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.; Carnegie Corp. of New York, NY.; Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO. National Assessment of Educational Progress.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Assessment of Educational Progress