ERIC Number: ED049146
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Apr
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Problems Approaches to the Social Studies: Alternative Structures for an Introductory Course.
Downey, Matthew T.
The three problems approaches outlined for an introductory, interdisciplinary course provide opportunities to apply the methodological tools and perspectives of the social studies. Organization of each course, advantages and disadvantages, unique objectives, approaches, and methodology for a social problem approach, case study approach, and a problem solving approach are summarized briefly. Each alternative includes some variation of team teaching, and is consistent with an underlying rationale that an introductory social studies course should lay the groundwork for more specialized courses in the curriculum. The implicit assumption is that the practitioners of the social studies do not necessarily study different things, but that they do study things in different ways. (VLW)
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Sponsor: American Historical Association, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Colorado Univ., Boulder.