ERIC Number: ED184956
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr-8
Reference Count: 0
Curricular and Programmatic Patterns in Social Studies Developed under Title IV C.
Diem, Richard A.
A study to determine the nature, effectiveness, and level of funding of social studies programs funded under Title IV, Part C of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, is reported. Part C provides funding for innovative programs and projects that adopt the validated programs of other cost effective educational projects. Questionnaires were sent to state social studies specialists requesting information on the nature of social studies programs, the location of these activities, and the level of monetary support. Projects reported include citizenship, consumer, environmental, law, and multi-ethnic education; social studies and reading; global education; racial awareness; and oral history. Findings indicate that few projects directly involved students; evaluation components revealed little direct student performance measures; and implementation strategies involved little teacher input. Also, although curriculum materials developed under this act have proven to be important supplements to texts, most material is difficult to obtain. The variety of programs reflects the areas of most concern to both state and local educators. Finally, the average percent of Title IV monies spent on social studies is 5.9 of total available funds. The conclusion is that since social studies is currently not among the high priority funding items of Title IV C, it may have to ally itself with other curriculum areas and look for other sources of funding. (KC)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented to the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Boston, MA, April 8, 1980).