ERIC Number: ED104731
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
State Accountability Activities and the Social Studies: A Nationwide Survey, A Proposed General Accountability Model, and Some Guidelines. SSEC Publication No. 175.
Hawke, Sharryl; And Others
The survey reported in this document was undertaken by ERIC/ChESS in the fall of 1973 to see how social studies fits into state accountability activities. The information obtained from the nationwide survey of state departments of education revealed social studies activity in accountability to be quite limited; therefore, general accountability activities are also discussed in the document. The basic data gathered in the survey are briefly condensed in a summary preceding the report. The report begins with a general introduction to the accountability movement, followed by an accountability model which the authors suggest as a framework for analyzing state activities. The model for a general educational accountability can be applied to social studies by incorporating social studies goals and objectives. The purposes and methodology of the study are described in section three of the document. Section four presents the study results in detail. Charts and tables illustrate the findings throughout the document. Four appendices conclude the report: (1) a list of individuals who supplied information as well as the survey questionnaire forms; (2) two background papers on accountability; (3) the basic data, in tabular form by states; and (4) an annotated bibliography of documents related to accountability, published by 37 states. (Author/JR)
Descriptors: Accountability, Annotated Bibliographies, Bibliographies, Comparative Analysis, Educational Assessment, Elementary Secondary Education, Guidelines, Higher Education, Models, National Surveys, Objectives, Social Studies, State Departments of Education, State Programs, Surveys, Teacher Education
Social Science Education Consortium, 855 Broadway, Boulder, Colorado 80302 (SSEC No. 175, $4.00)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Social Science Education Consortium, Inc., Boulder, CO.; ERIC Clearinghouse for Social Studies/Social Science Education, Boulder, CO.