ERIC Number: ED100784
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
New Directions: Social Studies Curriculum for the 70's. Report of a Conference. SSEC Publication No. 161.
Taylor, Bob L., Ed.; Hass, John D., Ed.
Today secondary school social studies curricula are in a state of "curriculum anarchy"; local curriculum patterns are more varied than at any other time in this century. It is no longer possible to describe a typical state, regional or national pattern of social studies curriculum. To facilitate an exchange of views by Colorado educators on where social studies education is going or should go in the seventies a conference was held at the Educational Resources Center, Boulder, Colorado, on April 11, 1973. It was sponsored by the Center for Education in the Social Sciences, University of Colorado. This publication presents the seven conference position papers, each followed by a reaction summary from the task force group assigned to critique and respond to the particular paper. The following papers are presented: (1) Mexican-American Students as Sources of the Curriculum, (2) Learning Theories as Sources of the Curriculum, (3) The Community as a Source of the Curriculum, (4) The Nature of Knowledge as a Source of the Curriculum, (5) Inquiry Processes as Learning and Teaching Paradigms, (6) Values and Value Clarification in Curriculum, and (7) Learning Through Social Participation. A statement on issues and trends as perceived by the conference co-directors concludes the document. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Educational Needs, Educational Trends, Elementary Education, Futures (of Society), Inquiry, Learning Theories, Mexican Americans, Relevance (Education), Secondary Education, Social Sciences, Social Studies, Student Experience, Teacher Education, Values
Social Science Education Consortium, 855 Broadway, Boulder, Colo. (SSEC No. 161 $2.50 prepaid)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Social Science Education Consortium, Inc., Boulder, CO.; Colorado Univ., Boulder. Center for Education in the Social Sciences.