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Morrissett, Irving – Social Education, 1977
Survey results of 440 educators who designated preference for one of these social studies approaches: history, experience, critical thinking, social science, involvement. Although critical thinking was the first preference, over 70 percent of the teachers expressed belief that history was the most frequently used approach in American public…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Higher Education, History Instruction, Secondary Education
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Morrissett, Irving – Social Education, 1975
The results of a recent survey of educators on controversies over materials and topics, solutions of controversies, sources of pressure to avoid controversial materials and topics, and climate for innovation are presented. (Author/DE)
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Censorship, Conflict Resolution, Educational Environment
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Morrissett, Irving – Social Education, 1978
Comprises an eight-item questionnaire dealing with social studies teachers' opinions about inflation and ways to teach students in grades one through college about inflation. (DB)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Data Analysis, Economic Factors, Educational Needs
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Morrissett, Irving – Social Education, 1986
Presents the results of two surveys, undertaken in 1984 and 1985, which were designed to assess the status of social studies in the United States. Results show a great diversity of practices along with varying degrees of state power and influence over the local curriculum. (JDH)
Descriptors: Curriculum, Elementary Secondary Education, History Instruction, Professional Autonomy
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Morrissett, Irving – Social Education, 1973
An analysis is given of a survey appeal made in the November 1972 issue of Social Education in which readers were asked to supply evaluative information on social studies materials they were using. (Author/KM)
Descriptors: Curriculum Evaluation, Data Analysis, Questionnaires, Social Studies
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Morrissett, Irving – Social Education, 1973
Before accountability as now envisioned can be implemented on a wide scale, a great deal more research, development, and testing must be done on the specification of objectives, ways of achieving specific objectives, and methods of measuring achievement. (Authro)
Descriptors: Accountability, Cost Effectiveness, Curriculum Evaluation, Educational Needs
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Morrissett, Irving – Social Education, 1984
Four possible futures for social studies education are presented: (1) the inertia of the past will prevail; (2) education will move, slowly but surely, toward agreed-upon ideal states; (3) the new social studies is not dead but only sleeping; and (4) a revolution requires a strong catalyst; computers may be it. (RM)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computers, Course Content, Educational Change
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Morrissett, Irving – Social Education, 1974
A second survey of a volunteered panel of readers of Social Education on trends and practices in social studies reports on the perceived climate for innovation. (JH)
Descriptors: Adoption (Ideas), Curriculum Evaluation, Educational Innovation, Educational Trends
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Morrissett, Irving – Social Education, 1973
The relationship between quality of life and the GNP is the focus of this article which defends the GNP. Four positive propositions about economic growth and the GNP are stated and defended. It is acknowledged that there is a need for social indicators broader than the GNP accounts. (KM)
Descriptors: Economic Development, Economic Progress, Economics, Measurement Instruments
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Morrissett, Irving – Social Education, 1975
The results of the third survey of CIN Project participants are presented. The responses to the following questions on specific social studies materials are tabulated and analyzed: 1) how well did these materials work with your students? 2) how do they compare with other materials you have used? and 3) would you recommend them? (JR)
Descriptors: Curriculum Evaluation, Data Analysis, Elementary Education, Information Dissemination
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Morrissett, Irving; And Others – Social Education, 1980
Four articles discuss work completed by the two-year Project SPAN. The first two articles present broad ideas about the current and future status of social studies, the third outlines major recommendations, and the last presents a social roles rationale and framework designed to increase student learning and interest. (Author/KC)
Descriptors: Curriculum, Educational Change, Educational Environment, Educational Needs
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Morrissett, Irving – Social Education, 1975
The findings of the fifth of a continuing series of CIN reports sponsored by "Social Education" and the Social Science Education Consortium are reported. Twenty-one new social studies curriculum materials are analyzed in the report. (JR)
Descriptors: Curriculum Evaluation, Information Networks, Instructional Materials, Social Studies