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ERIC Number: ED115571
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Nov
Pages: 11
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More Humanistic Social Studies Programs through Mini-Courses.
Guenther, John
This paper reports the scope of minicourse offerings in Kansas secondary social studies classes. The more course options provided students, the greater the humanistic potential of the school program. During the 1974-75 school year, the vast majority of Kansas high schools continued to offer traditional one- or two-semester long courses. United States history and government are the two most frequently offered social studies subjects. The only other social studies subject area offered in a majority of Kansas high schools is psychology. However, there is an unmistakable trend toward shorter, more varied course offerings as over 29 percent of Kansas high schools are now offering minicourses in the social studies. As in traditional length courses, United States history and government are the two most popular areas for minicourses. The American Civil War is the most popular subject for American history minicourses, while courses on recent American history, the West, and the colonial period are also being offered in a majority of schools. A specific minicourse in state and local government is the most consistently offered course in government. (Author/DE)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Kansas