ERIC Number: ED346002
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Oct-9
Reference Count: 0
Restoring Quality History Teaching and Civic Education in Brookline: The Educational Context for the Recent Parent Movement.
Brookline High School in the suburban Boston, Massachusetts area has been long recognized as having a reputation for academic excellence; its social studies department, for example, has been highly praised for the diverse range of courses it has offered. This paper recounts what happened to Brookline High school's social studies department in the 1980s when a series of events undermined the quality and integrity of the social studies curriculum. In the early 1980s, a number of educators at Brookline High began to take steps to revise the social studies curriculum. This revision, culminating in the elimination of the Advanced Placement European History course from the curriculum and done in the name of multiculturalism, in fact stemmed from an anti-Western orientation. The paper describes efforts made by a group of concerned citizens and parents to reinstate the A.P. European History course and to give a new direction to the social studies curriculum. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Brookline Public Schools MA
Note: Paper presented at the U.S. Department of Education Conference on Improving the Teaching of History and Civic Education (Washington, DC, October 9, 1991).