Thirty years of social studies in the senior high schools of Newfoundland : an examination of certain aspects of social studies as taught in the high schools from 1949-1978

Brown, Cyril George (1979) Thirty years of social studies in the senior high schools of Newfoundland : an examination of certain aspects of social studies as taught in the high schools from 1949-1978. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was two-fold: (1) to trace the historical development of the social studies curriculum in Newfoundland senior high schools from 1949 to 1978, and (2) to ascertain the development of and the current state of social studies in Newfoundland senior high schools from 1949 to 1978 by examining developments in curriculum, courses of study, audio-visual aids, textbooks, evaluation policies and teacher training. -- The first purpose of the study was fulfilled by recording information taken from Department of Education Newsletters, N.T.A. Bulletins and Journals; The Books of Newfoundland and The History of Education in Newfoundland. -- The second and main purpose of the study was fulfilled in two ways: (1) by sending a questionnaire to one social studies teacher in each senior high school in the province of Newfoundland which resulted in a 60.27 per cent return of questionnaires. The report of findings took the form of a numerical analysis with the help of tables using percentages given to the nearest hundredth. (2) by comparing this writer's findings with those of Glenda Redden, "Fifty Years of Social Studies in the High Schools of Nova Scotia", and A.H. Roberts, "A Study of the Methods and Techniques Used by Elementary Teachers in the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada in Their Teaching of Social Studies" by using tables and a written explanation. -- Those findings were tabulated, were explained, and deductions and inferences were made covering all three studies. -- This survey best expresses the feelings of our high school social studies teachers regarding the present situation, as they see it and know it.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/7728
Item ID: 7728
Additional Information: Bibliography: leaves [123]-126.
Department(s): Education, Faculty of
Date: 1979
Date Type: Submission
Geographic Location: Canada--Newfoundland and Labrador
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Social sciences--Study and teaching (Secondary)--Newfoundland and Labrador

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