ERIC Number: ED380393
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-May
An Analysis of the Historical Thinking of Middle-School Students, and Its Implications for Source Material Studies.
This summary of a Master's thesis focuses on research conducted with students in analyzing primary source materials translated from Korean. The document's sections are entitled: (1) "Explanation of the Research"; (2) "Types of Historical Thinking"; (3) "Implications for Source Materials Studies"; (3) "Bibliography (in English)"; (4) "Bibliography (in Korean)"; and (5) "Appendix (Text)." This study involved the use of a text, composed of seven documents and five questions, to survey students' historical thinking and to analyze what is needed for improvement. A total of 199 students were test in March 1993, with 102 of them sophomores in 2 classes and 97 juniors from 2 classes. The students had to solve the problems within 45-50 minutes. The questions the students were to answer involved the evaluation of the credibility of the documents and inference from the content of the documents. Analyses of the responses are given, along with implications for teaching and learning. (EH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Dissertations/Theses
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Summary of M.E. Thesis, Indiana University. Paper presented at the Korean National History Symposium (May 1994).