ERIC Number: ED211433
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-7099-1/20-1 (Croom Helm)ISBN-92-3-101890-6 (UNESCO)
UNESCO Handbook for the Teaching of Social Studies.
Mehlinger, Howard D., Ed.
Intended for elementary and secondary teachers and for students in teacher training institutions, this book contains practical suggestions and information on ways and means of improving social studies instruction. UNESCO hopes that the book will play a part in raising the standard of social studies teaching and that it will at the same time enlarge the contribution of this important school subject to the betterment of international understanding, cooperation, and peace. There are two major parts to the book. Part I, "Planning a Social Studies Program," contains five chapters. These chapters present a survey of social studies around the world, discuss how academic disciplines serve as sources of knowledge for social studies, offer concrete suggestions for planning a social studies program that integrates knowledge from many fields, describe social studies programs that have as their major objective peace education, and provide a model of the curriculum development process and two case studies of social studies curriculum planning. Part Two, "Implementing a Social Studies Programme," contains six chapters. Chapters six through nine deal with teaching concepts and generalizations, social studies skills and moral education, and multimedia instruction in social studies. Chapters 10 and 11 deal with evaluation and teacher education respectively. Appendices include a list of teacher resources and proceedings and recommendations of meetings dealing with peace education. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Comparative Education, Concept Teaching, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethical Instruction, Evaluation, Generalization, Instructional Improvement, Intellectual Disciplines, Models, Multimedia Instruction, Peace, Preservice Teacher Education, Program Descriptions, Skill Development, Social Studies, Teacher Education, Values Education
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, 7 Place de Fontenoy, 75700 Paris, France ($19.75); Croom Helm Ltd, 210 St. John's Road, London SW11, United Kingdom.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Books
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).
Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., Bloomington. Social Studies Development Center.