The foundation for a K-11 social studies curriculum guide for Newfoundland and Labrador

MacNeil, Joseph Alexander (1978) The foundation for a K-11 social studies curriculum guide for Newfoundland and Labrador. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Abstract

The purpose of the study was to provide a foundation for the production of a curriculum guide for social studies for Newfoundland and Labrador. The two main tasks were the analysis of the curriculum programs and the provision of recommendations for a provincial social studies program. -- Social studies curriculum guides from eight Canadian provinces and nine American states, and selected material from Britain were reviewed and analyzed. The procedure involved identifying the rationales of the programs, outlining the objectives of each program describing the content development approach used, identifying the methods of instruction, outlining the learning processes of the program, and evaluatively appraising the programs. This appraisal was intended to identify key trends and themes evident in the analysis results. -- The recommendations that were developed were intended to provide a program with its rationale based upon the ways man interacts with his physical and cultural environments, objectives stressing knowledge acquisition and the development of mental and data processing skills, content based on concepts and generalizations drawn from, the social sciences and developed within an expanding environment format, and a descriptive inquiry process approach for student learning.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/4414
Item ID: 4414
Additional Information: Bibliography: leaves 74-77.
Department(s): Education, Faculty of
Date: 1978
Date Type: Submission
Geographic Location: Canada--Newfoundland and Labrador
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Social sciences--Study and teaching--Newfoundland and Labrador

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