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ERIC Number: ED139715
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
A Self-Assessment Inventory for Social Studies to Accompany the National Council for Social Studies Curriculum Guidelines [Revised Edition].
Alleman, Janet E.; And Others
This self-assessment instrument is intended to accompany the National Council for the Social Studies guidelines for new directions in social studies. It is a comprehensive instrument which will help teachers, supervisors, and administrators determine their readiness to embark upon or review their status relative to the new social studies curriculum. The instrument consists of nine guidelines. A brief explanation of each guideline, comments, and a checklist of questions to which educators can respond when assessing their program are provided for each guideline. The nine guidelines are: (1) The social studies program should be directly related to the concerns of students. (2) The program should deal with the real social world. (3) The program should draw from currently valid knowledge that is representative of man's experience, culture, and beliefs. (4) Objectives should be thoughtfully selected and clearly stated in such forms as to furnish direction to the program. (5) Learning activities should engage the student directly and actively in the learning process. (6) Strategies of instruction and learning activities should rely on a broad range of learning resources. (7) The social studies program must help the student organize the totality of his experience into some meaningful whole. (8) Evaluation should be useful, systematic, comprehensive, and valid for the objectives of the program. And (9) Social studies education should receive vigorous support as a vital and responsible part of the school program. (Author/RM)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Minnesota State Dept. of Education, St Paul. Social Studies Unit.
Note: For a related document, see ED 055 066