ERIC Number: ED110388
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Social Development and Training in School: Glimpses from Two Research Projects. Studia Psychologica et Paedagogica Series Altera, No. 24.
This report describes two research projects which were designed to evaluate social training in Swedish schools. Major goals of the first project were to construct and use measuring methods to determine social development of students at the elementary and junior high school levels. Major goals of the second project were to study the characteristic patterns of student democratic cooperation, the relation between student interaction attitudes and background variables, and to investigate student reaction to innovation at the elementary, secondary, and post-secondary levels. Results of the social development project showed marked stereotypes in sex-role perception and negative ideas about certain minority groups and immigrants. However, systematic school influence on social development is starting to break down these attitudes. Results of the student democratic cooperation project showed a lack of student interest in working in cooperation groups because of limited individual influence in decision making. Also included are abstracts and annotations of 80 reports and publications analyzing the two research projects. (Author/DE)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Tri-Centennial Fund, Stockholm (Sweden).; National Swedish Board of Education, Stockholm.
Authoring Institution: N/A