A study of curriculum effectiveness in social studies Little, C en_US Feng, A en_US Vantassel-Baska, Joyce en_US Rogers, Karen en_US Avery, L en_US 2021-11-25T17:01:06Z 2021-11-25T17:01:06Z 2007 en_US
dc.description.abstract This quasi-experimental study examines the effects on student performance of a Javits-funded curriculum designed to respond to the needs of high-ability students in elementary and middle school social studies. The curriculum, implemented with all students in heterogeneous classrooms, addresses state standards while integrating advanced content, higher level process emphases, and a conceptual orientation. Data collection focuses on student performance in conceptual reasoning, critical thinking, and content learning and on teacher demonstration of specific desired teaching behaviors. Results demonstrate significant and important differences between treatment and comparison groups in the area of content learning, favoring the treatment group; no significant differences are found for the small subsample of gifted students. Subanalyses yield differential results for specific units and schools, potentially indicating issues of treatment fidelity. Contextual challenges and implications of the study are discussed... en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0016-9862 en_US
dc.language English
dc.language.iso EN en_US
dc.rights CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 en_US
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dc.source Legacy MARC en_US
dc.subject.other social studies en_US
dc.subject.other gifted en_US
dc.subject.other critical thinking en_US
dc.subject.other conceptual thinking en_US
dc.subject.other curriculum en_US
dc.title A study of curriculum effectiveness in social studies en_US
dc.type Journal Article en
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unsw.relation.faculty Arts Design & Architecture
unsw.relation.ispartofjournal Gifted Child Quarterly en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofpagefrompageto 272-284 en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofvolume 51 en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Little, C en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Feng, A en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Vantassel-Baska, Joyce en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Rogers, Karen, Education, Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, UNSW en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Avery, L en_US School of Education *
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