ERIC Number: ED070715
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: 0
Possible Restructuring of the College Entrance Examination Board's American History and Social Studies Achievement Test: The Changing Relationship in the Secondary Schools Between American History and the Social Studies.
The author, one of a number of consultants from secondary schools and colleges participating in a session concerning the possible restructuring of the College Entrance Examination Board's American History and Social Studies Achievement Test, addresses himself to the general subject of the changing relationship in the secondary schools between American history and the social studies, and, more specifically, to questions concerning the extent to which American history is a core subject of social studies curricula and the extent to which other fields have been integrated into the study of American history. A comparison of New York state social studies curriculum with other state guidelines illustrates that the conceptualization of American history has undergone a transformation, and that attitudes toward a core have undergone a change. On the national level, fields other than American history are comprising a larger proportion of secondary social studies curriculum. The second question suggests the possibility of a modest study to furnish the necessary answers. It is the author's impression that other fields have had a major impact upon the study of American history through the curriculum materials developed. (Author/SJM)
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Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Stony Brook. American Historical Association Education Project.