ERIC Number: ED040889
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
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Issues in Teacher Education; A Social Scientist's View.
The basic problem in training teachers (teaching them what makes social institutions tick and how to relate this knowledge to present and future needs of children) has not been solved by teacher training institutions. The author's plan for a one-year social sciences training program emphasizing the project approach may provide a solution. Its primary objective is to train teachers in the ways of knowing. The program consists mainly of lectures on the structures of economics, political science, sociology and anthropology. These are followed by laboratory sessions applying the fundamental ideas of each discipline in various teaching situations to give students experience with teaching strategies "best suited to their particular skills and temperaments." The themes of the laboratory sessions are: social reality, problem solving, analytical tools, K-12 grades, and multi-disciplinary (except for economics). Orientations are: time, space, systems, and future. Completing course as a whole are curriculum conferences emphasizing creativity. (DJB)
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Authoring Institution: National Council for the Social Studies, Washington, DC.