A Study of Teachers' Attitudes Toward the "New" Social Studies Metadata

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  • Main Title A Study of Teachers' Attitudes Toward the "New" Social Studies


  • Author: McIntosh, Carolyn Jo Johnson, 1938-
    Creator Type: Personal


  • Chair: Tanner, Fred W.
    Contributor Type: Personal
    Contributor Info: Major Professor
  • Committee Member: Black, Watt L.
    Contributor Type: Personal
    Contributor Info: Minor Professor
  • Committee Member: Halstead, Francis E., 1930-
    Contributor Type: Personal


  • Name: North Texas State University
    Place of Publication: Denton, Texas
    Additional Info: www.unt.edu


  • Creation: 1973-08


  • English


  • Content Description: The purpose of this study is to determine the effects of three different types of in-service or preservice training on the attitudes of sixth-grade teachers in selected Texas school districts toward the "new" social studies. The types of preparation compared are the following: completion of a social studies methods course within the last two years, attendance at a social studies in-service training session at least three hours in length within the past year, a major or minor in one of the social science disciplines, or combinations of these. Additional variables such as age, teaching experience, classroom organization, degrees held, and textbooks being used are also considered. Three hundred twenty-four respondents from thirteen school districts completed a two-part questionnaire. Part A seeks biographical, educational, and experiential information. Part B contains thirty-nine statements about social studies education to which the participants respond on a six-point Likert-type scale. Data are treated with a one-way analysis of variance, and hypotheses are retained or rejected at the .05 level of significance. When a significant F-ratio is found on data having more than two groups, the Fisher's t for multi-type comparisons is applied to determine where the significant differences occur.
  • Physical Description: 3, vii, 162 leaves


  • Keyword: teacher training
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Social sciences -- Study and teaching (Elementary)
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Education, Elementary -- Texas -- Curricula.
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Sixth grade (Education)
  • Keyword: school teachers
  • Keyword: social studies education
  • Keyword: social sciences


  • Name: UNT Theses and Dissertations
    Code: UNTETD


  • Name: UNT Libraries
    Code: UNT


  • Rights Access: public
  • Rights Holder: McIntosh, Carolyn Jo Johnson, 1938-
  • Rights License: copyright
  • Rights Statement: Copyright is held by the author, unless otherwise noted. All rights reserved.

Resource Type

  • Thesis or Dissertation


  • Text


  • Call Number: 379 N81d no.749
  • UNT Catalog No.: b1880165
  • Accession or Local Control No: 1002777698-McIntosh
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc500739


  • Academic Department: School of Education
  • Degree Discipline: Elementary Education
  • Degree Level: Doctoral
  • Degree Name: Doctor of Education
  • Degree Publication Type: disse
  • Degree Grantor: North Texas State University