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ERIC Number: ED102070
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Nov-28
Pages: 13
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A Two Year Longitudinal Study of the Impact of a "Man: A Course of Study" Preservice Social Studies Methods Course on the Classroom Teaching of Practicing Professionals.
King, Bob
This study assesses the degree of influence that the elementary curriculum project "Man: A Course of Study" (MACOS) and its process approach has on the use of teaching strategies of first and second year elementary teachers. The sample teachers had been enrolled in an undergraduate social studies methods course that used MACOS. Of the 17 teaching strategies associated with MACOS, 12 were used by 60 percent or more of the teachers. Five teaching strategies were used by 47 percent or less of the teachers. The vast majority ranked MACOS as highly influential in their choice of teaching strategies. The teaching strategies used by the greatest number of teachers were comparison and contrast, learning by observing, organizing by theme or concept, small group discussion, and large group discussion or working group. The subject areas outside of social studies which most used MACOS strategies were science, math, reading, and language arts respectively. Only two strategies--use of student feedback questionnaires and non-narrated movies--were not used by a majority of the surveyed teachers. Over half the teachers indicated that MACOS had a positive effect on their thinking about what constitutes a good subject curriculum, attitudes on how children should be taught, and how greater cooperation can be developed in the classroom. (Author/DE)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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