ERIC Number: ED178415
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: N/A
Curiosity/Competence/Community. An Evaluation of Man: A Course of Study, Vol. II.
Hanley, Janet P.; And Others
The document is the second in a two volume series of evaluative data regarding the elementary school social studies curriculum, "Man: A Course of Study" (MACOS). The document is presented in four sections. The first section presents findings on the use of films, reading material, and educational games in the MACOS curriculum. Findings indicated that films, stories of other cultures, and simulation games were closely associated with high student interest in MACOS and with increased knowledge about subjects covered in the MACOS curriculum. The second section discusses observation of MACOS and non-MACOS social studies classes from 1967-1969. Findings indicated that MACOS teachers were more open with their students than were other teachers and that MACOS lessons were more often aimed at conceptual development than non-MACOS lessons were. The third section reviews objectives of social studies teacher education programs and offers case studies of MACOS workshops. The final section offers interviews with teachers who worked with MACOS for at least one year. In the interviews, teachers stressed that working with MACOS made them understand the importance of active listening, communicating, observing, sharing in group exchanges, and expressing ideas orally. The document concludes with appendices including a description of the field testing sample, observation forms, and sample interview questions. (DB)
Descriptors: Anthropology, Behavioral Science Research, Cultural Awareness, Curriculum Evaluation, Data Analysis, Educational Objectives, Educational Research, Elementary Education, Human Development, Humanistic Education, Interviews, Social Studies, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Education, Units of Study
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Education Development Center, Inc., Cambridge, MA.