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ERIC Number: ED102066
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Nov
Pages: 38
Abstractor: N/A
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Dissemination and Implementation of Social Studies Project Materials.
Switzer, Thomas J.; And Others
The extent to which secondary teachers in five midwestern states were cognizant of and were using curricular materials developed by 10 nationally recognized social studies curriculum projects is examined. The 10 curriculum projects include Amherst's Units in American History, Anthropology Curriculum Study Project, Berkeley's Asian Studies Inquiry Program, Carnegie-Mellon's Social Studies Curriculum Project, Harvard's Public Issues Series, The High School Geography Project, Indiana's American Political Behavior, Law in American Society Foundation's Justice in Urban America Series, San Jose State's Economics in Society, and Sociological Resources for the Social Studies. Objectives of the study were to find out the extent to which teachers have heard, examined, and received instruction in the use of project materials, and, further, to identify significantly related variables, sources through which teachers have heard about the materials, and the extent and use of materials in social studies courses. Data were obtained from a random selected sample of schools by means of a survey questionnaire. Findings show that only one of the projects has been heard of by more than 50 percent of the respondents; that respondents who teach a subject dealt with by a particular project are more likely to have heard and examined that project; that projects producing interdisciplinary materials have a high percentage of respondents having heard of the materials; and that even for the most widely used project only 20.2 percent of the respondents report using the materials. (Author/DE)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Note: A paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council for the Social Studies (Chicago, Illinois, November 1974)