ERIC Number: ED098117
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
The Social Science Teacher; Vol. 4, No. 1, Summer 1974.
Townley, Charles, Ed.
This new British journal is a medium of communication for those involved in teaching social science and social studies at the secondary and elementary levels. The first article in this issue, Ian Shelton's "The Sociology of Everyday Life," describes an experimental short course in secondary sociology. The course is designed to produce an understanding of sociological methods and methodological problems through first hand investigations of the taken-for-granted rules which underpin all everyday life. The second article, "The Place of International Relations in Training Teachers of World Studies," by Peter Bradshaw and Norbert Briemann, purports the usefulness of international relations as an area of study from which teachers can derive an understanding of contemporary world society. The third article, Roland Meighan's "How Do You Start...?" suggests using attitude scales, self-assessment schedules, and questionnaires to test the adequacy of students'"common sense" ideas about social behavior. Examples given assess attitudes toward immigration, communications, national stereotypes, and crime. A special interview with the chief of "A" level sociological exams explores the new syllabus to prepare secondary students for examination as well as the history of the exam, first instituted in 1965. Book review and correspondence sections complete the issue. (Author/JH)
Publication Type: Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association for the Teaching of the Social Sciences (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Great Britain)