ERIC Number: ED120079
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Social Sciences Education Framework for California Public Schools, Kindergarten and Grades One through Twelve.
California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.
The goals, guidelines, policies, and philosophies of the California public schools for elementary through secondary social science education programs are reflected in this document. The framework presented illustrates ways in which the adoption of instructional materials and the development of curricula may be implemented. In addition to outlining the basic educational philosophy, five major goals of social science education are outlined to direct students toward the achievement of civic competence. Programs will be planned to enable students to develop understandings based on data, generalizations, and concepts from the various social science disciplines; develop and practice a variety of intellectual and work-study skills; understand and respect cultural differences and similarities; reflect on society's values and develop and clarify a personal set of values; and participate in activities in the society as individuals and members of groups. Ways in which each of these objectives can be achieved through the social science disciplines and philosophies of the school systems are illustrated throughout the bulk of the document. Program goals for K-12 are outlined along with illustrative objectives for the various grade groups. (Author/JR)
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Citizenship Responsibility, Concept Formation, Curriculum Development, Educational Legislation, Educational Objectives, Educational Philosophy, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Models, Political Attitudes, School Policy, Skill Development, Social Sciences, Social Studies
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.
Identifiers - Location: California