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ERIC Number: ED118478
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Aug-28
Pages: 15
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University Students Experiences and Perceptions of High School Sociology.
Eshleman, J. Ross
The status of sociology at the secondary level is reviewed in this paper. Currently, instruction in the social sciences plays a minor role, as most social studies programs consist more of history than any other discipline. To determine the nature of their high school training in sociology and to determine whether their current university course was a duplication of what was received in high school, introductory sociology students from three Michigan universities responded to a questionnaire. The results indicate that two-thirds of the students had no sociology or related course in high school. For those few students who had a sociology course, it was usually a one-semester elective in which the content differed greatly from their introductory college sociology course. Sociological Resources for the Social Studies, a major secondary-level sociology curriculum project sponsored by the American Sociological Association, was identified by less than one percent of the respondents. University instruction in teaching sociology at the high-school level is recommended to help solve this problem. (Author/DE)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association (San Francisco, California, August 1975)