ERIC Number: ED261925
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-May
Reference Count: N/A
Man in a Changing Society--MIS.
Marklund, Inger, Ed.; Otter, Annica, Ed.
School Research Newsletter, v5 May 1985
Described is the Man in a Changing Society (MIS) project in which K-12 Swedish children use parish records to study and research local history. Church records in Sweden contain detailed information about individuals living during the 18th and 19th centuries. To make this information accessible to researchers, the Swedish church records are being entered into a computerized demographic database. The records themselves are being stored in regional and city archives; they are also being transferred onto microcards. Students, with help from their teachers, choose topics to research, e.g., an overall picture of childhood in the 19th century, an investigation of family history and a compilation of family trees, a time strip for the local community. Using school-based computer terminals, students tap into the demographic database, usually available at a nearby university. MIS project staff are also conducting research on pupils' intellectual and conceptual development with regard to the concepts of time and space and students' use of information technology to study man in a changing society. (RM)
Descriptors: Churches, Cognitive Development, Computer Assisted Instruction, Concept Formation, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Family History, Foreign Countries, History Instruction, Local History, Place Based Education, Primary Sources, Program Descriptions, Social History, Student Research
National Board of Education, Information and Documentation Section, S-106 42, Stockholm, Sweden (free).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Swedish Board of Education, Stockholm.
Identifiers - Location: Sweden