ERIC Number: ED212517
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Continuous Development and Dissemination, 1980-81. Phase III, Commonwealth Studies Project.
Boraks, Nancy; Schumacher, Sally
The third and final phase of a three-year project to develop state-studies materials for Virginia is described in this report. The third phase involved continued pilot testing of fourth-grade materials, development of drafts of seventh-grade materials, and exploration of plans for dissemination. The report comprises six chapters. Chapter 1 reviews the project's background, describes the goals of each phase, and identifies evaluation methodology for each phase. Chapter 2 gives a descriptive content analysis of the complete fourth-grade Virginia Studies Program and the draft of seventh-grade materials. Chapter 3 reviews procedures and findings of state piloting of the fourth-grade materials. Chapter 4 considers the Virginia Studies curriculum development cycle as a model stressing interagency cooperative planning and major involvement by teachers in the writing process. Chapter 5 discusses aspects of dissemination of sample materials and establishment of a mechanism for continuous availability of the materials. The concise summary in chapter 6 gives a complete overview of the project's successful three-year evolution. (AV)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Cooperative Planning, Coordination, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Field Tests, Grade 4, Grade 7, Information Dissemination, Institutional Cooperation, Instructional Materials, Interdisciplinary Approach, Material Development, Models, Pilot Projects, Program Development, Social Studies, Teacher Role
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Virginia Commonwealth Univ., Richmond.
Identifiers - Location: Virginia