A Study of Alternatives for Disseminating Knowledge and Planning for Civil Defense Education--Among School Age Children--12-14 Years
FAR WEST LAB FOR EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT SAN FRANCISCO CA
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The report is a study of the context for an effort by the Defense Civil Preparedness Agency DCPA to reach junior high school pupils with a civil defense curriculum. Recommendations are backed by examinations of the current state of civil defense instruction in the public schools, of the content that would be appropriate for a new curriculum, and of the historical and theoretical background for the process of educational innovation. Five major alternatives are listed for a DCPA effort Produce a total civil defense program, K-12, to be offered to states and school districts at cost or below Produce a complete program for grades 7-9 Produce a series of modules or mini-units that could be adopted independently andor in conjunction with existing curriculum Develop curriculum frameworks, guides, andor behavioral objectives, andor tests Invest heavily in teacher training. In addition, several recommendations are offered for small-scale projects that could be incorporated into the major alternatives.
- Humanities and History
- Civil Defense