ERIC Number: ED073999
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-May
Reference Count: 0
Responsibilities of Social Studies to Our Changing Society. Conference Report.
Allegheny County Schools, Pittsburgh, PA. Intercultural Understanding Project.
This conference paper focuses attention on the changing role of social studies in our changing society. Working groups comprised of teachers, administrators, curriculum supervisors, and professors met to exchange ideas on new programs, attitudes and views of problems, and possible solutions to problems in the field of social studies. The first part, the major portion of the document, contains addresses made by the conference speakers. The second part contains a compilation of the notes from small group sessions and is arranged into three reports. In the first report, the need for change, a definition of the new social studies, and recommendations for the direction of change are discussed under the topic, "The Changing Responsibility for a Changing Society -- Why? What? For Whom?". The next report considers ways of "Fulfilling the Responsibilities -- Content and Methodology," and includes the relevancy of social studies content and teaching strategies. The last report deals with "Fulfilling the Responsibility--Administrators and Teachers," and is primarily concerned with implementing change in teacher behavior. (Author/SJM)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Allegheny County Schools, Pittsburgh, PA. Intercultural Understanding Project.
Note: Intercultural Understanding Project Conference Report (Pittsburgh, May 13, 14, 15, 1969)