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ERIC Number: ED499380
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 64
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 13
Constructivist Approach: Improving Social Studies Skills Academic Achievement
McCray, Kimeko
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This report describes a program designed to enhance social studies skills and knowledge. The target areas for enhancement are geography, economics, history, and core democratic values. The need for strengthening these skills was documented by literature, and surveys. An analysis of probable cause for lack of social studies skills revealed that Constructivist technique may improve students' academic performance and achievement. Social and Cognitive Constructivist learning methods were the main focus of the interventions chosen to help students achieve higher academic achievements. Post-intervention data upheld the premise to what extent that these strategies would serve to raise the students skills and understanding in the area of social studies and community. A qualitative research and action research design will be used in a survey sampling 25 teachers between the ages of 25 and 50 years old throughout the Southeast Michigan, including urban and suburban schools. The following are appended: (1) Questionnaire; (2) Informed Consent Form; and (3) Approval Request Form. [Master's in Special Education, Marygrove College.]
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Michigan