ERIC Number: ED103324
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Dec-4
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National Science Foundation Sponsored Administrators' Conference in Elementary Social Science (State University College, Geneseo, New York, July 11-18, 1974). Final Report.
Herlihy, John G.
The major objective of the National Science Foundation's Administrators' Conference in Elementary Social Studies was to provide knowledge of new developments in social science curricula. Parallel objectives were to develop knowledge in curricula analysis, improve decision making, and plan and accelerate changes in local social science curricula. Thirty-nine superintendents, principals, supervisors, and university educators examined seven new elementary curricula including Taba Social Studies Curriculum Project; Our Working World; Family of Man; Man: A Course of Study; People and Technology, MATCH units; and Social Science Laboratory Units. A record of the daily activities and other aspects of the total programmatic efforts of the conference were recorded by a documentation committee. Pre-post inventories measuring program objectives found that familiarity with materials, information sources, curricula materials analysis, needs assessment, and implementation increased measurably by the end of the conference. Appendixes include a descriptive flier, letter to conference respondees, application forms, criteria for participation, schedule, daily feedback summaries, pre and post inventory results, and evaluative report. (Author/DE)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A