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ERIC Number: ED070717
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-May-20
Pages: 5
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Advanced Placement European History: A New Approach.
Beaber, Lawrence
A new approach to the teaching of European history is being implemented in Advanced Placement secondary classes. In the latter 1950's a Committee of Examiners composed of European history professors and secondary teachers formulated a course description comprised of a brief outline of an introductory survey in European history. It was organized chronologically with major emphasis on the period from the Renaissance to the Second World War. The structure of this course remained fundamentally unchanged for approximately fifteen years. In 1971 the Committee of Examiners re-evaluated the goals and methods of the program, and agreed to alter the content and structure of the course to reflect the educational changes of the 1960's. Several basic changes are: 1) the emphasis of the course has shifted to the more recent modern period -- from the 1650's to the present; 2) stress is placed on cross-cultural comparisons of European history to other cultures; 3) structure focuses on broad thematic lines rather than on the chronological. Most significantly, the course will be constantly evolving as new themes are added. (SJM)
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