ERIC Number: ED232957
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Feb
Reference Count: 0
"So You Want to Revise Social Studies, Now What?" A Starter Kit for Local School Curriculum Change.
Blackburn, Guy; And Others
A brief and flexible overview is presented of the steps that should be taken to revise social studies instruction. The booklet lists 10 steps in the revision process. Each step has a brief commentary followed by questions that a local curriculum planning group may want to consider. Some resources to help answer these questions are included. The steps are: needs assessment; decision making; research, trends, and promising practices; purposes and goal development; materials and content selection; material evaluation; development of objectives or expectations; adoption--final selection; implementation and in-service; and program evaluation. Also included is a bibliography of additional resources and readings. Included in the appendices are the revised National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) Social Studies Curriculum Guidelines; elementary and secondary materials analysis forms; the textbook evaluation form used by the Boulder (Colorado) Public Schools system; elementary social studies criteria; and suggestions for sparking interest. (RM)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Decision Making, Educational Change, Educational Innovation, Educational Objectives, Educational Practices, Educational Research, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Media Selection, Needs Assessment, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Resource Materials, School Districts, Social Studies, Textbook Evaluation, Textbook Selection
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Michigan Council for the Social Studies, Lansing.
Authoring Institution: Oakland County Schools, Pontiac, MI.