ERIC Number: ED050001
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-May
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Social Science Education Consortium Newsletter. Number 10.
Social Science Education Consortium, Inc., Boulder, CO.
Consortium teacher associates interviewed individuals and groups involved in the production of social studies curriculum materials. Three basic trends were hypothesized and tested: 1) a pronounced movement away from materials based on single discipline structures and cognitive content, and toward multi- and cross disciplinary studies with emphasis on modes and processes of inquiry, values, and value conflict; 2) a greater emphasis on teacher training as an integral facet of projects from their inception, rather than during their dissemination phase; and, 3) publishers reacting to the impact of the major projects by paying more heed to such aspects of curriculum development as rationale, objectives, teaching strategies, field testing, and teacher training. In addition, Robert Bilek discusses briefly current research on social studies games and simulations and the commercial interest in them. Those interested in receiving the newsletter regularly should request that their names be put on the mailing list. (Author/VLW)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Curriculum Development, Educational Games, Educational Trends, Elementary Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Newsletters, Preservice Teacher Education, Simulation, Social Studies
Social Science Education Consortium, Social Science Building, 970 Aurora, Boulder, Colorado 80302 (Single Copies, Free; Quantity Orders, $.20)
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Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Social Science Education Consortium, Inc., Boulder, CO.