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A Study of the Implementation and Influential Factors of Experimental Humanities and Social Sciences Curriculum in High Schools

By 張瑜真

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[[abstract]]The field of Humanities and Social Sciences has long been ignored by the educational systems in Taiwan. Based on my concern of Humanities and Social Sciences, this study is to explore the process and it influential factors in the implementation of experimental Humanities and Social Sciences curriculum in high schools. The main purposes of this study are as follows: 1. To understand the origin and current situation of Humanities and Social Sciences curriculum. 2. To investigate the effects and constraints of experimental Humanities and Social Sciences curriculum. 3. To analyze the factors that influence the implementation of experimental Humanities and Social Sciences curriculum. This study was conducted from September 2005 to May 2006 in the Advanced Placement Class of Humanities and Social Sciences in ChienKuo High School. The methods applied in this study include the classroom observation, in-depth interview, and document analysis. There are six conclusions resulted from this study: 1. The initiative taken by the teacher is the key factor in the enactment of experimental curriculum. 2. Setting up the experimental class is helpful for developing talent in Humanities and Social Sciences at boys' high school. 3. The external resources help enhancing the implementation of experimental curriculum. 4. The pressure of college entrance exam affects students’ involvement in curriculum and the school curriculum plan for students in the final year of high school. 5. The social stereotypes and values have profound impacts on the implementation of the Advanced Placement Class of Humanities and Social Sciences in boys' high school. 6. An Advanced Placement Class of Humanities and Social Sciences in High School helps promoting students’ interests and developing their relative abilities at earlier stage. Finally, suggestions and prospects for future practice and research are provided in this thesis.

Topics: 課程實施;人文及社會科學;人文社會資優班, curriculum implementation;Humanities and Social Sciences;an Advanced Placement Class of Humanities and Social Sciences, [[classification]]12
Year: 2011
OAI identifier: oai:ir.lib.ntnu.edu.tw:309250000Q/65546
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