ERIC Number: ED307197
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Curriculum Review Handbook for Social Studies Education in Michigan (K-12).
Staten, Teressa V.; And Others
This document presents a 10-step action plan to guide educators through a review process designed to aid them in the improvement and enhancement of the social studies curriculum for grades K-12. Curriculum review and development are continuous tasks which extend over a span of several years and should be continuous processes. Step 1 involves the organization of a K-12 social studies curriculum committee. In Step 2 the committee produces a needs assessment and an evaluation of the current success in meeting those needs. Step 3 establishes a statement of philosophy within the social studies program. Step 4 involves the development of program goals designed to carry out that philosophy. Steps 5 and 6 identify the sequences of instruction and the range, instructional emphases and course descriptions for various grade level clusters. In step 7, the actual curriculum guides are drawn up. Step 8 involves the selection, development, and evaluation of instructional materials. Step 9 consists of the actual implementation of the program, and step 10 is an evaluation and assessment of student achievement procedures. Six appendices offer models and procedures for implementation of the steps, as well as a policy on teaching controversial issues. (PPB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Board of Education, Lansing.
Identifiers - Location: Michigan