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ERIC Number: ED019293
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Feb-1
Pages: 157
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A PHILOSOPHICAL AND HISTORICAL RATIONALE FOR A NEW APPROACH TO "PROBLEMS OF DEMOCRACY," THE SOCIAL UTILITY OF HISTORICAL NARRATIVE. FINAL REPORT.
HAWKES, GLENN W.
A RATIONALE FOR A NEW APPROACH TO THE TRADITIONAL SENIOR LEVEL "PROBLEMS" COURSE IS ADVANCED TO (1) STIMULATE DIALOGUE ON THE SOCIAL UTILITY OF HISTORICAL NARRATIVE AND THE NATURE OF HISTORICAL CONSCIOUSNESS, AND (2) HELP ESTABLISH AN ATMOSPHERE FOR CURRICULUM INNOVATION WHICH WILL INCREASE THE EMPHASIS ON HISTORY IN ITS NARRATIVE SENSE. THE REPORT IS DIVIDED INTO THREE PARTS--(1) "AN EXISTENTIAL MODEL" ESTABLISHES A BASIC PROPOSITION ABOUT HUMAN BEHAVIOR AND RELATES THAT PROPOSITION TO THE NATURE AND UTILITY OF HISTORICAL NARRATIVE. (2) "CRITICISM" IS AN ANALYSIS OF WAYS IN WHICH "HISTORY" IS NOW BEING CONSTRUED, AND A CRITICISM OF THOSE WAYS. (3) "CURRICULUM" DISCUSSES THE CONTENT OF A SENIOR-LEVEL COURSE, "IDENTITY AND DEMOCRACY," WHICH IS DERIVED FROM THE ASSUMPTIONS AND CRITICISMS CONTAINED IN PARTS 1 AND 2. AN APPENDIX CONTAINS HISTORICAL ESSAYS AND REFERENCES TO MATERIALS AND IDEAS WHICH HAVE BEEN USED IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE CURRICULUM. ALSO INCLUDED IS A BRIEF GENERAL STATEMENT WHICH BOTH INTRODUCES AND SUMMARIZES THE REPORT. (AUTHOR/MM)
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Authoring Institution: Harvard Univ., Cambridge, MA. Graduate School of Education.
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