ERIC Number: ED100753
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Retrieving Social Science Knowledge for Secondary Curriculum Development. Publication No. 109.
Jung, Charles; And Others
Information from the social sciences, related to the development of substantive content for social science curricula at the secondary school level, is recorded in 16 interviews with small groups of social scientists. A cross-representational team of psychologists and educators conducted these two-and-one-half-hour interviews to obtain the social scientists' answers to the question, "What phenomena, concepts, theories, issues, and methodologies from your area should be included in a high school social science curriculum?" The social scientists responded to questions concerning what they believed were the most important frontiers of knowledge in their areas of specialization. Some of the interviews focus on basic disciplinary areas, such as economics and political science; others focus on the more applied areas of social science, such as teaching and learning or the school as a social setting. Data from the interviews are analyzed according to objectives, content, and teaching methodologies in a preface to the interviews. The data gathered is a first step in bridging the gap between what is known in the social sciences and efforts to apply it in education. (JH)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Objectives, Fundamental Concepts, Information Utilization, Intellectual Disciplines, Research Utilization, Secondary Education, Social Sciences, Teaching Methods
Social Science Education Consortium, Inc., 855 Broadway, Boulder, Colorado 80302 (No. 109, $3.25)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Cooperative Research Program.
Authoring Institution: Social Science Education Consortium, Inc., Boulder, CO.