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ERIC Number: ED278577
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Pages: 33
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
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Recommendations for Improving Secondary Social Studies Curriculum and Instructional Programs.
Fair, Jean; Kachaturoff, Grace
Realizing that the society in which today's young people are taking their place is complex and characterized by both continuity and change, this paper voices the need for improving social studies education. Social studies programs should focus on the learning which young people need for participation in society and which public welfare requires. The paper is organized under 12 headings: (1) Ample time should be given to learning; (2) Students must be actively involved in learning; (3) Raising standards; (4) What is to be learned is the significant matter; (5) Social studies programs ought to be well organized; (6) Assessment should be regular part of classroom procedures because students, teachers, and parents need evidence of students' progress; (7) Teachers, administrators, students, parents, and others in the community ought to evaluate the effectiveness of social studies curriculum systematically and regularly; (8) Social studies teachers should have the special competencies needed for teaching successfully; (9) Students need parental support; (10) Schools need community support; (11) Social studies education needs state support; and (12) Schools should be just and humane. (KWL)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Practitioners
Language: English
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