ERIC Number: ED543475
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1933
Reference Count: 0
National Survey of Secondary Education. Bulletin, 1932, No. 17. Monograph No. 21: Instruction in the Social Studies
Kimmel, William G.
Office of Education, United States Department of the Interior
The social studies, as defined by the Committee on Social Studies of the Commission on the Reorganization of Secondary Education, "are understood to be those whose subject matter relates directly to the organization and development of human society and to man as a member of social groups." More specifically, the social studies in the secondary school comprise a group of subjects including history, civics, economics, and sociology, with certain relatively undefined boundaries and ramifications in the subject matter of geography, vocations, ethics, and home-making. The study presented in this manuscript gives an outline of what constitutes the social studies in the junior high schools in some 55 cities and in the senior high schools in some 43 cities. After an enumeration which shows 22 differently named subjects in the junior high school and 27 in the senior high school, a careful analysis is made of these courses from the standpoint of statements of objectives of the social sciences, characteristics of the courses in most important subjects, selection and arrangement of curriculum materials, provisions for indicating individual differences of pupils, teaching methods, and testing. The study is divided into the following 10 parts: (1) The Social Studies in Secondary Education; (2) Objectives in the Social Studies; (3) Social Studies Programs in Junior and Senior High Schools; (4) Analysis of Junior High School Courses; (5) Analysis of Senior High School Courses; (6) Principles for Selection and Organization of Content; (7) Adaptation of Materials to Meet Pupil Needs; (8) Methods and Procedures in Teaching; (9) Measuring the Learning Product; and (10) Summary and Conclusions. (Contains 13 tables and 43 footnotes.) [Best copy available has been provided.]
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Ethics, Social Studies, Secondary Education, High Schools, Junior High Schools, National Surveys, Advisory Committees, Urban Areas, Educational Objectives, Individual Differences, Testing, Course Content, Student Evaluation
Office of Education, United States Department of the Interior.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Junior High Schools; Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: United States Department of the Interior, Office of Education (ED)