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ERIC Number: ED073019
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Nov-23
Pages: 6
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Return to the Social Studies.
Consuela, Sister Mary
In this speech, a plea is made to return content to the social studies. Content is seen as essential to cognitive and affective learning. Although the author feels that the introduction of behavioral objectives is a significant development of the various social studies projects, it is meaningless unless it is related to content. Clearly stated goals which involve the ultimate perception of concepts, generalizations, and models are dependent ultimately upon the selection and use of content. An example is given in which entering college students were asked how much content about Latin American was offered in their social studies classrooms -- the answer being very little. However, these same students are expected to understand minority problems in the United States. True understanding would necessarily reflect content on the political, social, and cultural aspects of Latin America. (SJM)
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Note: Speech presented at the National Council for the Social Studies, Boston, Massachusetts, November 23, 1972