ERIC Number: ED348296
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
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The Psychology of Perspective Consciousness.
LeSourd, Sandra J.
Recent reforms in social education have emphasized the study of history and global education. Thus, educators expect students to develop historical empathy and the ability to take divergent cultural perspectives. In other words, students should be able to see the world as others see it. From a psychological perspective this capacity is known as perspective consciousness. This paper seeks to develop a theoretical framework for understanding perspective consciousness, so that social educators can make more informed curricular choices. The research in several areas is summarized, and how these studies can help one understand perspective consciousness is discussed. The research into the specific reasoning necessary for understanding the social world is inadequate, and the challenge to incorporate all the ideas with a single design for intense study of perspective consciousness, as defined in social education, remains to be addressed. (DB)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers: Global Education; Perspective Consciousness
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, CA, April 20-24, 1992).