ERIC Number: ED046847
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
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Social Science in the Schools: A Search for Rationale.
Morrissett, Irving; Stevens, W. William, Jr.
The focus of the volume is on reasons for selecting or not selecting any particular social science content, including history, for inclusion in the elementary and secondary social studies curriculum. Prominent authors from each of the social sciences--among them, Paul Ward, David Easton, and Ronald Lippitt--describe the nature of their disciplines and their role in the curriculum. Discussants and authors cover a wide range of related topics, including many aspects of history, inquiry, learning how to learn, curriculum construction, cooperative and competitive relationships between social scientists and educators, teacher education, systems analysis, and some radical proposals for reorganization of the educational systems. An introductory chapter deals with the meaning of rationale as applied to curriculum decisions. Three concluding chapters--including one by Kenneth Boulding--deal with approaches to synthesizing the social sciences. The volume is based on a 1967 conference conducted by the Social Science Education Consortium. (Author)
Descriptors: Anthropology, Citizenship, Conference Reports, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Economics, Educational Development, Educational Objectives, Educational Philosophy, Fundamental Concepts, Geography, History, Learning Processes, Political Science, Psychology, Social Sciences, Social Studies, Sociology, Teacher Education
Holt, Rinehart and Winston, Inc., 383 Madison Avenue, New York, New York 10017 ($4.95)
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Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.; Xerox Corp., Rochester, NY.
Authoring Institution: Southwest Educational Development Lab., Austin, TX.; Social Science Education Consortium, Inc., Boulder, CO.; Education Council for School Research and Development, Mineola, NY.