ERIC Number: ED040909
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Nov
Reference Count: 0
The Dimension of Change: In Our Society, Our Students, and Our Social Studies Curriculum.
Writing from the point of view of a social studies curriculum planner or developer, certain questions are formulated which have relevance for teachers and curriculum leaders who are planning social studies education for the 70's. These questions have to do with: 1) trends in the societal environment creating pressures for changes in social studies/social science education; 2) major trends of present and future change in the lifespace of the young; 3) possible future curriculum and student transactions; 4) helps and hindrances in achieving goals; 5) what first steps to take now. Listing ten societal trends and images of the future, and six trends in the lifespace of the young, the author extrapolates from them to describe elementary and secondary schools of the future. He considers these glimpses of future curriculum and teaching activities relevant to present-day planning, suggests problems and potentialities of trends toward change, and discusses possible first steps toward change in social science education, which will play a core role in school programs and the lives of the young. (DJB)
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Authoring Institution: National Council for the Social Studies, Washington, DC.
Note: Presented at National Council for the Social Studies, 49th Annual Convention, Houston, Texas, Nov., 1969