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Curtis, Charles K.

Works: 10 works in 14 publications in 1 language and 185 library holdings
Genres: Life skills guides 
Roles: Author
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Most widely held works by Charles K Curtis
Handicapism and equal opportunity : teaching about the disabled in social studies by James P Shaver( Book )

3 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The reference text is designed to help junior and senior high school teachers to integrate teaching about the handicapped into their social studies curriculum. An initial chapter distinguishes between handicaps and disabilities. Chapter 2 gives the major reasons for including handicapism in the social study curriculum: to understand the potential effects of handicapped people on the handicapped themselves and on the nonhandicapped, and to provide a basis for future citizen decision making. The next two chapters reveiw stereotypes and attitudes toward the handicapped and suggest simulation activities to encourage greater understanding of specific handicaps. Fifteen student projects are suggested, including making photo essays on the disabled and writing biographies of disabled persons in the community. Using community resource people is the subject of Chapter 6, while Chapter 7 focuses on obstacles to independent living in the community. Examples of relevant aspects of study in anthropology, economics, government and civics, psychology, history, and sociology are considered. Social issues regarding employment, education, health, public facilities, family, and housing are noted, as well as an approach for studying such issues. The final chapter presents an approach to evaluating student attitudes and knowledge regarding handicapped persons. (Cl)
The efficacy of the Drug Abuse Resistance Education Program (DARE) in West Vancouver schools. an examination of opinions, preferences, and perceptions of students, teachers, and parents by Charles K Curtis( Book )

3 editions published between 1989 and 1999 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper reports on part one of a study that examined the effectiveness of the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) Program as a drug resistance, violence avoidance program in West Vancouver, Canada schools. Attitudes toward DARE held by students, teachers, and parents of children in the program were examined in order to evaluate how DARE was received by those most directly involved in the program. Questionnaires were completed by students currently involved in the program (n=1,232) and students who had participated in the program at an earlier time (n=672), teachers of the DARE program (n=36), and parents of DARE students (n=422). Analyses of the questionnaires imply a general overall acceptance of DARE as a drug resistance and violence avoidance program. All subject groups acknowledged that such a program was necessary, and that there was strong support for DARE's continuance in West Vancouver schools. Acceptance of DARE's objectives, content, teaching strategies, and materials varied by group. DARE has a positive effect on students' attitudes toward the police. Findings are discussed as to their place within the context of the research literature. A review of literature related to other evaluations of the DARE program is also discussed. The following appendixes are included: Appendix A (Core: 5th/6th Grade Curriculum); Appendix B (Middle School/Junior High: 7th/8th Grade Curriculum); and Appendix C (The Questionnaires, Letter of Transmittal). (Contains 20 tables, 15 figures, and 62 references.) (MKA)
Teaching social studies to students with special needs( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evaluation of the Courtlink Au to Crime Prevention Program (Cacpp) for Senior Elementary and Alternative School Students in British Columbia by Charles K Curtis( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study evaluated the Courtlink Auto Crime Prevention Program (cacpp), a 13-hour curriculum for senior elementary school and secondary school alternative program at-risk students in British Columbia, Canada. The program provides students with information about automobile crime and its costs, consequences, and prevention. It promotes positive attitudes and behaviors regarding auto crime prevention. The evaluation identified students', teachers', and administrators' attitudes about the program, determined the degree to which the program increased students' knowledge about auto crime, and examined how the program influenced positive attitudes about not committing auto crime and about auto crime victims, auto crime prevention, and the provincial court system. Researchers reviewed literature from professional journals, the eric system, two Internet search engines, and the libraries of two universities but found no references to auto crime prevention programs. Data from student, teacher, and administrator surveys indicated that respondents were very positive and highly endorsed the program, feeling it was necessary in their schools. They reported improvements in students' knowledge about and attitudes toward auto crime and the court system. Three appendices include phase iii research questions, phase iv research questions (knowledge and attitudes), and study instruments. (Contains 48 tables and 42 references.) (Sm)
Investigating Community Problems with Classes of Slow-Learning and Non-Academic Students by Charles K Curtis( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A project is described in which slow learning high school students in British Columbia investigated community housing problems. The objective of the project was to show how investigation of contemporary community problems can help slow learning students develop knowledge, skills, and attitudes conducive to responsible citizenship. Methodology involved assessing how a study of community housing problems influenced 225 slow learning students' interest in contemporary problems, attitudes toward fundamental freedoms, open-mindedness, critical thinking skills, self-esteem, and reading comprehension. Students participating in the experiment were involved in reading assignments, field studies, interviews with community resource people, and surveying housing needs and costs. Statistical analysis of pre- and posttest differences between students in experimental groups and in control groups using more traditional curricula indicated that the community investigation project was well received by students and that participation in the project encouraged students to read and understand newspaper headlines, be less dogmatic, think more critically, and improve their self-esteem. On the basis of this project, it was concluded that slow learners can conduct, enjoy, and benefit from studies into problems of the local community and that community problems can provide a suitable pedagogical environment for developing citizen-related competencies. (Db)
A Measure of Attitudes Toward Civil Liberties by Charles K Curtis( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Freedoms Scale was developed to assess the attitudes of slow learning and nonacademic secondary students in Canada toward democratic values, and, in particular, toward civil liberties. Vignettes were developed around situations describing threats to an individual or group's constitutional rights. Students were asked how they feel (E.G., strongly disagree, disagree, uncertain, agree, strongly agree) regarding the suggestion made at the end of each vignette. To obtain validity data, the Freedoms Scale was administered to high school students throughout British Columbia and to education students enrolled at the University of British Columbia. The Scale was found to have both construct and content validity. It has potential utility as an instrument for comparing attitudes of groups toward fundamental freedoms, for assessing the effectiveness of programs aimed at improving attitudes toward fundamental freedoms, and as a means of provoking discussion and debate. However, it is not sufficiently reliable to be used as a diagnostic instrument with individual students. The scale is included. (Rm)
Normalization and the Assessment of Residences and Workshops by Mentally H andicapped Consumers by Charles K Curtis( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Checklists have been developed with which mildly or moderately mentally retarded people can assess the quality of services provided them in residences and workshops. Based on the normalization principle, the checklists include examination of residential factors (such as the building's external appearance, rules, degree of privacy, and use of community facilities by residents) as well as of workshops features (such as working conditions, relationships with staff, and preparation for community employment). Checklist items should be thoroughly explained before assessment is begun, and results should be considered in terms of implications for change. Nine references are listed and both checklists are appended. (Cl)
Social Action as an Objective of Social Studies Instruction by Charles K Curtis( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper presents a rationale for making social action a major goal of elementary and secondary school social studies education. In addition, it describes social action models, suggests social action approaches appropriate for students at various grade levels, and reviews literature on social action by public school students. Social action is interpreted as any attempt by an individual or group to effect change in the social or political environment. The author recommends that social action within the realm of social studies should be consistent with rationality and human dignity, should involve consideration of issues involved in a particular problem and examination of alternative courses of action, and should help students understand how to participate intelligently and responsibly in a democratic society. Three social action models are described. For each model, steps are outlined to help students identify a problem, collect and analyze data, discuss various solutions, take appropriate action, and evaluate results of that action. Twelve general means of taking social action are suggested, including circulating and signing petitions, interviewing people involved in the problem, presenting programs to civic and church groups, and collecting and sending money to causes and organizations. Instances of social action for the period 1929 to 1980 are outlined in tabular form by problem, school, location, action, and bibliographic reference. Among the approximately 90 actions outlined are neighborhood clean-up campaigns, surveys of pollution and litter, creation of a solarized heating plant in a nature center greenhouse, and a school-wide fund drive to collect food for indigent families. (Db)
People first self advocacy manual by Charles K Curtis( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Report and recommendations of the Judicial Compensation Committee by Manitoba( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The mandate of Judicial Compensation Committee (JCC) is defined in the Provincial Court Act RSM 1987, c. C275 (the Act) as to investigate, report and make recommendations with respect to salaries and benefits to be paid to Provincial Court Judges, including the Chief Judge and Associate Chief Judge(s). This is the sixth report of JCC in Manitoba
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