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ERIC Number: ED138629
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Apr
Reference Count: 0
An Evaluation of the Impact of an Inquiry Curriculum in Social Studies on Pupil Growth in Selected Cognitive Functions.
Godbold, John V.; Fournet, Glenn P.
A pre/post experimental-control design was used to evaluate a social studies curriculum based upon inquiry methods. Subjects were 308 eighth-grade students. The results indicated that there were no significant changes in creative thinking, attitudes toward power, understanding of power concepts, and problem-solving skills as a result of experience with the inquiry curriculum. There was significant improvement in information mastery. In addition, student attitudes toward their experiences and the instructional materials were positive. The gaming and discussion sessions were viewed by students as having a beneficial effect on their interaction skills and comprehension of the subject matter. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: East Texas State Univ., Commerce.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (61st, New York, New York, April 4-8, 1977)