ERIC Number: ED360239
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Sciences Humaines Assessment, Manitoba 1991. Final Report: French Immersion Program = Evaluation en sciences humaines, Manitoba 1991. Rapport finale: Programme d'immersion francaise.
Manitoba Dept. of Education and Training, Winnipeg. Curriculum Services Branch.
This document is the second of two reports of the findings of the 1991 "Sciences...humaines" Assessment for grades 8 and 10 conducted in Franco-Manitoban schools and in French immersion programs in Manitoba, Canada. The report on the French immersion course is presented in parallel French and English versions, and a separate report, in French only, is provided for the Franco-Manitoba schools assessment, which differs from the other assessment only in its statistical data. It contains a description of the study along with conclusions and recommendations. The assessment consisted of student tests and a teacher survey. The student tests measured knowledge skills, thinking and research skills, attitudes and values, and social participation, with subtests measuring these skills and knowledge of different historical periods. The teacher questionnaire reveals that teachers like the general history course for grade eight, find it appropriate for the grade level, but agree that the program is overloaded. Preferred teaching methods are discussion and presentation. Assessment is by classroom test. The teachers indicated a need for more and better didactic material and professional development opportunities. Recommendations include revision of the grade 8 curriculum and the updating of the Canadian geography bibliography in grade 10. The report suggests that greater emphasis be placed on developing higher order thinking skills and enabling students to form opinions. Provincial inservice sessions on the philosophy of the curriculum, its content, cooperative learning strategies, didactic material, evaluation and integration of subject matter should be provided for teachers. Alternative methods of instruction should be encouraged. Networking should be used for sharing of information, classroom observation, and shared planning activities. Teacher skills and library resources should be increased for social studies. (DK)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Researchers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Manitoba Dept. of Education and Training, Winnipeg. Curriculum Services Branch.
Identifiers - Location: Canada