ERIC Number: ED348238
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: 0
[Heritage Education: Teaching a Preservation Ethic.]
Schell, Suzanne B., Ed.
Journal of Museum Education, v13 n2 Spr-Sum 1988
This issue focuses on heritage education, the goal of which is to introduce the historic built environment directly into elementary and secondary school curriculums. Kathlyn Hatch discusses how heritage education's linkage with historic preservation can help students relate to society. Earl Jones assesses the status of heritage education, encouraging further development and enhancement of its national prestige. Gerald Danzer discusses community heritage and the transfer of history between generations using the built environment as the educational medium. Danzer recounts the development of the Chicago Neighborhood History Project which involved students and teachers in the history of their city. Maurie Van Buren surveys heritage education ideas and resources developed and used by educational institutions nationwide. Seven case studies that approach heritage education from various perspectives are presented. James Huhta and Caneta Hankins discuss the Mid-South Humanities Project. Adele Weiler and Linda Edeiken report on Utah's Community History Program. David Brown describes a Staunton, Virginia program which introduces elementary students to the architecture and history of the city. Peter O'Connell discusses the educational programs for teachers and students at Old Sturbridge Village, Massachusetts. Priscilla Goodwin and Elizabeth McCullough detail the development of a U.S. Supreme Court tour that focuses on the building's architecture. Emma Adler describes a Savannah, Georgia heritage education program that presents Georgian history to K-12 students. A 20-item bibliography of heritage education resources is included. (GEA)
Descriptors: Architectural Character, Architecture, Buildings, Built Environment, Community Characteristics, Community Resources, Curriculum Development, Educational Improvement, Educational Innovation, Elementary Secondary Education, Heritage Education, History Instruction, Local History, Social History, Social Studies, Teaching Methods
Museum Education Roundtable, P.O. Box 506, Beltsville, MD 20705 ($5).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Historical Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Museum Education Roundtable, Rockville, MD.
Identifiers: Historical Landmarks