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ERIC Number: ED141210
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Pages: 18
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Reference Count: 0
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Elementary Social Studies Programs and the Curriculum Development Process: A Study Conducted during Sabbatical Leave, Fall Semester, 1976.
Bissot, Barbara Ann
The study examined the process of change and dissemination within elementary social studies programs. The methodology included becoming acquainted with programs and special projects which are available for school adoption; becoming knowledgeable about elementary social studies programs in the process of development; observing elementary social studies programs in 15 school systems; and interviewing research, development, and university personnel. Questions used in public school interviews centered on information about the city and school system, content and methods of elementary social studies, curriculum development and change, and inservice programs for teachers. In analyzing data, consideration was given to the variance in organization of social studies curricula among schools. Findings indicated that a gap exists between material that is available and material that is being used in social studies programs. It was concluded that more attention should be given to designing comprehensive social studies curriculum which provides continuity of learning. Universities can contribute to an improved social studies curriculum through dissemination of information on what is available, assisting in curriculum construction, and preparing teachers and principals for curriculum change. (Author/DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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