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ERIC Number: ED121646
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Nov
Pages: 32
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Origins and Rationale of the Early Social Studies Curriculum: 1900-1916. Draft.
Lybarger, Michael
This paper presents an historical perspective on social studies curriculum development from 1900 to 1916. The author's main purpose in tracing the originals and rationale of social studies during these years is to locate the educational thought that resulted in the creation of the social studies in its societal context. The paper discusses specific civics and social studies curricula, reports from the Social Studies Committee of the Commission on the Reorganization of Secondary Education (CRSE), and early social studies textbooks. The paper focuses on the committee's recommendations about the problems of democracy and the history courses. It is concluded that, in contrast to the situation of social studies education today, the demand for social efficiency upon the development of social studies in its formative years was immediate and significant. The report recommends that school personnel make a more concentrated effort to consider their work in an historical context. References are included. (Author/DB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council for the Social Studies (Atlanta, Georgia, November 25-29, 1975); Some parts may not reproduce clearly due to marginal quality of original