ERIC Number: ED051051
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
Social Studies Today. Guidelines for Curriculum Improvement.
Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of General and Academic Education.
This publication presents guidelines and suggestions on objectives, content, teaching and learning techniques, and evaluation. It is intended to be a practical handbook for educators who feel their social studies program needs help, from a strengthening of weak spots to a wholesale revision. Curriculum reports made almost a half century ago by the American Historical Association and the National Education Association are briefly surveyed to illustrate the nature of curriculum change, and the impact today of the New Social Studies projects. Evidently, the prerequisites for change are: 1) involvement and commitment of support, both moral and financial, from the administration, the school board, and the community; and, 2) the interest and involvement of the teachers concerned. The seven step revision blueprint that follows is meant only to be suggestive of a plan a school district could use. Resources are listed throughout with additional reference materials listed in the appendix: 1) standards for quality programs; 2) social studies publications, curriculum requirements, and services of the Department of Education; 3) representative national curriculum projects; 4) a brief suggested bibliography for the teacher; 5) the New York State curriculum continuums; 6) suggested curriculum material evaluation criteria and references; and, 7) professional organizations. (Author/SBE)
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Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of General and Academic Education.
Identifiers: New Social Studies; Pennsylvania