ERIC Number: ED114342
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Economics in Social Studies Textbooks: An Evaluation of the Economics and the Teaching Strategies in Social Studies Textbooks, Elementary Grades (1-6), Report No. 2.
Davison, Donald G.; And Others
This report is the second part of a continuing effort to evaluate the economic content and related teaching strategies of new social studies textbook series used in the elementary grades. The following five textbook series are examined: (1) The World of Mankind (Follett); (2) The Ginn Social Science Series; (3) Our Family of Man (Harper and Row); (4) Man and his World (Noble and Noble); and (5) The Sadlier Social Science Program. The study consists of four major parts. The first part identifies the major economic concepts found in the elementary textbooks. Part two focuses on the evaluation of the treatment of economic content in the intermediate grades. The third part analyzes teaching strategies by examining objectives, suggested activities, and evaluation methods. Specific strengths and weaknesses of the new textbook series are described, and suggestions for strengthening the instructional component are provided. The final part contains 11 specific recommendations for publishers. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Concept Teaching, Content Analysis, Economics, Economics Education, Educational Needs, Elementary Education, Social Sciences, Teaching Methods, Textbook Content, Textbook Evaluation, Textbook Preparation, Textbook Standards, Textbooks
Bureau of Business and Economic Research, College of Business Administration, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa 52240 ($1.50, 20 percent discount on 10 or more, paper)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Sears-Roebuck Foundation, Skokie, IL.; Joint Council on Economic Education, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Iowa Univ., Iowa City. Bureau of Business and Economic Research.
Note: For related documents, see ED 086 585-588