ERIC Number: ED328476
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
K-12 Social Science Program Evaluation.
Brown, Carol S.
A 10-year study was done by the National Council of Social Studies of the Holt/Rhinehart/Winston elementary social science program, which was adopted by the Des Moines public schools in 1983. The program was found to be comprehensive and compatible with student mental development, emotional maturation, and interest level. This document presents the evaluation of the curriculum content, including historical background, state standards, district policies and procedures, social science sequence of courses, instructional methods, and needs. The input evaluation analysis includes: budget, community, and revenue sources; time allotment; and equipment. The process evaluation contains goals, in-service staff development, professional meetings, communication network, needs, and goals. Product evaluation covers test results, an advanced placement report, classroom observations, enrollments standards, adherence to policies or regulations, and future plans. Primary goals include the development of socialization skills, geography skills, respect for ethnic diversity, appreciation of U.S. culture, understanding of democratic principles, and ideas and development of responsible citizenship. (NL)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Des Moines Public Schools, IA. Teaching and Learning Div.