ERIC Number: ED041793
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Nov
Reference Count: 0
A Proposal for the Education of Elementary Teachers.
Social Science Education Consortium Newsletter, n6 pl-5 Nov 1968
Since the great need in elementary education is to help children understand the social world in which they live, the great need in the education of elementary teachers is to help them link social science themes with children's experiences. The objectives of the new social science teacher education program are to develop the ability of prospective teachers to: 1) analyze social problems; 2) handle the analytical tools of the social sciences; 3) relate the analytical tools to history, and to geography; 4) apply these tools with increasing depth throughout the elementary grades; and, 5) keep up with new ideas in the social sciences and translate them into the curriculum. The comprehensive one-year program requires the cooperation of the faculties of education and the social sciences --economics, political, sociology, anthropology, history, and geography. The year is broken down into alternating periods: three weeks of presentation on the structure of knowledge of each discipline; followed by a five week laboratory where the structure is applied to real life situations, problem situations, and to classroom situations from kindergarten to sixth grade. This interdisciplinary program will end with a dissemination conference. (SBE)
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Fundamental Concepts, Interdisciplinary Approach, Laboratory Training, Preservice Teacher Education, Problem Solving, Relevance (Education), Social Sciences, Systems Approach, Teacher Education, Teacher Education Curriculum
Social Science Education Consortium, Inc., 970 Aurora, Boulder, Colo. 80302 (Single copies, free; Multiple copies, $ .10 each)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Social Science Education Consortium, Inc., Boulder, CO.
Note: A modified version of the program for all preservice teachers and liberal arts majors is being offered at the University of Colo. during the 1970-71 academic year