ERIC Number: ED053026
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
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The Social Studies in English Education.
Rogers, Vincent R.
This study is an attempt both to describe and evaluate the goals and practices in English primary and secondary social education. Data was gathered through visits to schools, interviews with students, teachers, administrators, and others, and examination of curriculum guides, syllabi, textbooks, exams, and other teaching materials. The following questions are discussed in seven chapters: 1) What is taught about man and society in English primary and secondary schools? 2) How is this done? 3) Do existing curricula and teaching methods in the social studies appear to be adequate for today's world and appropriate for today's children? If so, how? if not, why not? 4) If existing programs are not beyond criticism, how might they be improved? 5) What are some new trends and developments both in England and in the United States that may be likely to effect the shape and substance of new social studies curricula? A final chapter summarizes the author's evaluation of English social education. (Author/DJB)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Educational Trends, Elementary Education, General Education, Geography Instruction, History Instruction, Secondary Education, Social Sciences, Social Studies, Student Evaluation
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Sponsor: Kappa Delta Pi, West Lafayette, IN.; Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis.
Authoring Institution: Heinemann Educational Books, Ltd., London (England).