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ERIC Number: ED081683
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 17
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The Social Studies Curriculum and Advanced Placement.
Hartoonian, H. Michael
An overview relative to the task of education in social studies curriculum describes three perceptions: social action, which emphasizes development of skills in exerting influence in political and community affairs; social study, which suggests that history and the social sciences be used to give student conceptual frameworks through which they can view the world in a different way; and social feeling, which focuses on creating a humanistic atmosphere within the classroom. Emphasis in each approach is placed upon training students to develop a different view--to see and do things that will have impact upon the student's life in the future. Implications of this educational approach for the special student are discussed. A program of advanced placement which meets the individual needs of students is suggested. The factors related to the author's conception of advanced placement are: 1) opportunity for active exploration by the student into the social world and the world of social ideas; 2) methods of control and evaluation; 3) program flexibility to meet individual needs; 4) provision for opportunities for community-school cooperation and communication; and 5) emphasis on the mode of conduct of the student rather than the concept of reaching a special goal. An appendix lists popular goals and objectives in social studies education. (SHM)
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