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ERIC Number: ED144911
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Oct-1
Pages: 10
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Developing Performance Objectives for the Social Studies.
Warner, Allen R.; And Others
The paper discusses development and testing of affective goals and objectives in the social studies. Affective social studies goals deal with attitudes, feelings, emotions, and values. In part I, examples of seven affective and three non-affective social studies goals are presented. Affective objectives include development of a better attitude toward social studies, the American way of life, the dignity and worth of one's fellow man, and civic responsibility. An example of a non-affective social studies goal is student achievement of 36 out of 40 possible correct answers on an American history test. Reasons why stated objectives are or are not in the affective domain are given. Readers are directed to write an affective goal statement and discuss it with another person. The second part of the paper follows the same format as part I, with the exception that more specific affective objectives are described and tested. Part III describes development and testing of behavioral indicators to determine whether a student has achieved a stated affective objective. Examples of criteria for proper behavioral indicators are presented along with suggestions to teachers for use of behavioral indicators. A criteria check list for behavioral indicators concludes the document. (Author/DB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at Annual Meeting of the Texas Council for the Social Studies (Lubbock, Texas, October 1, 1977)