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ERIC Number: ED014003
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Mar
Pages: 160
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Reference Count: 0
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SOCIAL SCIENCE EDUCATION CONSORTIUM. PUBLICATION 121 (PRELIMINARY), CONCEPTS AND STRUCTURE IN THE NEW SOCIAL SCIENCE CURRICULA.
MORRISSETT, IRVING
A CONFERENCE WAS HELD IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOCIAL SCIENCE EDUCATION CONSORTIUM (SSEC) TO PROVIDE AN EXCHANGE OF IDEAS ABOUT APPROACHES TAKEN TO SOCIAL SCIENCE CONTENT IN NEW CURRICULUMS. THE CONFERENCE WAS PLANNED IN THE HOPE THAT SUCH AN EXCHANGE WOULD CONTRIBUTE TO THE IMPROVEMENT OF THE GROWING AMOUNT OF ACADEMICALLY BASED CURRICULUM WORK IN THE SOCIAL SCIENCES, BY CROSS-FERTILIZATION OF DISCIPLINES AND PROJECTS AND BY SHARPENING BOTH HINDSIGHT AND FORESIGHT ON THE BEST APPROACHES TO CURRICULUM CONTENT. CONFERENCE SPEAKERS REPRESENTED A BROAD RANGE OF DISCIPLINES AND A NUMBER OF DIVERSE APPROACHES TO CURRICULUM CONTENT. A HISTORIAN AND A GEOGRAPHER SPOKE OF NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN THEIR OWN FIELDS, AND CONSIDERED THE QUESTION OF WHETHER THE BROADENING CURRICULUM ACTIVITIES OF ALL THE SOCIAL SCIENCES ARE COMPETITIVE WITH OR COMPLEMENTARY TO THE LONG-ESTABLISHED PLACES OF SOCIAL SCIENCES IN THE CURRICULUM. FIVE PERSONS WHO HAVE WORKED INAND STRUCTURE. TWO PHILOSOPHERS OF SC BASED PRIMARILY OR ENTIRELY ON NONTRADITIONAL SOCIAL STUDIES CONTENT PRESENTED THEIR APPROACHES TO SOCIAL SCIENCE CONTENT AND STRUCTURE. TWO PHILOSPHERS OF SCIENCE DISCUSSED "CONCEPTS,""STRUCTURE OF KNOWLEDGE,""FACTS," AND "VALUES." A CHILD DEVELOPMENT PSYCHOLOGIST ANALYZED THE CONFERENCE DISCUSSIONS IN THE LIGHT OF HIS FAMILIARITY WITH THE SEQUENCING AND ACQUISITION OF CONCEPTS AND THE LEARNING OF STRUCTURE. PARTICIPANTS IN THE CONFERENCE WERE CURRICULUM PROJECT PEOPLE, SOCIAL SCIENTISTS, UNIVERSITY EDUCATORS, TEACHERS, CURRICULUM DIRECTORS, AND SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS. CONFERENCE REACTIONS OF THE PARTICIPANTS WERE VERY FAVORABLE. THIS PAPER WAS WRITTEN AS PART OF THE SSEC, A CURRICULUM PROJECT DESIGNED TO OUTLINE THE CONCEPTS, METHODS, AND STRUCTURE OF SEVERAL OF THE SOCIAL SCIENCES FOR USE BY TEACHERS AND CURRICULUM WORKERS AT ALL GRADE LEVELS. (JH)
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Authoring Institution: Purdue Univ., Lafayette, IN.
Identifiers: SOCIAL SCIENCE EDUCATION CONSORTIUM