ERIC Number: ED040098
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Jun-10
Reference Count: 0
Lessons of the 60's.
The 60's was not a period of innovation in social studies curriculum. The profession demonstrated little conviction as to the function and potential of social studies in general education; rather, it responded to "what others wanted done." The social studies were discipline oriented, dominated by the scientific method (inquiry and discovery) and the traditional historical orientations. Students would have preferred the function of social studies and the schools to be what was called for by prominent social studies specialists of the 30's: self-fulfillment, consideration of relevant social problems, the criticism of failures of the system, and the building of a new social order. The 70's may bring a marked shift of emphasis. (This paper will be published later by the Social Science Education Consortium). (DB)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Educational Objectives, Educational Trends, Inquiry, Relevance (Education), Social Studies, Student Alienation, Student Needs
Social Science Education Consortium, 970 Aurora, Boulder, Colo. 80302
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Social Science Education Consortium, Inc., Boulder, CO.
Note: Presented at Social Science Education Consortium, Inc., International Conference, June 12-13, 1970, Denver, Colorado