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ERIC Number: ED392717
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Jan
Pages: 82
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Curricular Issues in Social Studies: An Historical Perspective.
Saxe, David Warren
This paper retraces the early development of the social studies curricular pattern of the 1920s and the subsequent division between social studies advocates, represented by the National Council for the Social Studies, and history-centered supporters, represented largely by the American Historical Association. The document maintains that the historical examination of the disputes over social studies issues sheds a needed perspective on current debates in the field and may help to break the lingering impasse between social studies advocates and history-centered supporters. This essay examines disputes over curricular issues in social studies from the 1910s to the 1960s when the debates over substantive issues begin to stall. The paper advocates an historical examination of the first cycle of social studies debates to reveal a great deal about the nature and practice of the field. Contains 160 references. (EH)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
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Language: English
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Identifiers: American Historical Association; National Council for the Social Studies