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ERIC Number: ED097288
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: 0
Social Studies Objectives, Second Assessment. National Assessment of Educational Progress.
Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO. National Assessment of Educational Progress.
Major social studies objectives delineated in this booklet provide a framework for the measurement of student achievement in the social studies. The booklet is arranged in four chapters. The first chapter describes the development of social studies objectives; the other chapters respectively list the social studies objectives for the specific age groups: 9-year-olds, 13-year-olds, and 17-year-olds and adults. In each of the later chapters major objectives are stated, followed by specific age-related subobjectives. Six major objectives emphasize the need for students to develop (1) a knowledge base for understanding the relationships between human beings and their social and physical environment; (2) an understanding of the origins and interrelationships of beliefs, values, and behavior patterns; (3) the competencies to acquire, organize, and evaluate information for purposes of solving problems and clarifying issues; (4) the human relation skills necessary to communicate and work with others; (5) a positive self-concept, self-esteem, and movement toward self-actualization; and (6) a commitment to the right of self-determination for all human beings and a willingness to take rational action in support of means for securing the preservation of human rights. The appendix lists conference participants and consultants. (Author/DE) Primary type of information provided by report: Assessment Instrument (Objectives); Procedures (Objectives Development).
Descriptors: Achievement, Educational Assessment, Educational Objectives, Evaluation, Humanistic Education, Intellectual Development, Measurement Objectives, Self Concept, Social Studies, Values
National Assessment of Educational Progress, 700 Lincoln Tower, 1860 Lincoln Street, Denver, Colorado 80203 ($1.00 single copy, 20 percent discount on 10 or more)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO. National Assessment of Educational Progress.