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ERIC Number: ED141192
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Review of Research in Social Studies Education: 1970-1975. Bulletin 49.
Hunkins, Francis P.; And Others
This publication contains a comprehensive overview of research in social studies education undertaken between 1970 and 1975. The authors hope that the ideas and information presented will engage the interest of educators from many different roles and settings to the point that all will begin to converse about the purposes, meaning, and application of educational research. Chapter 1 provides an overview of and serves as an introduction to the book. Chapter 2 reviews research on cognitive aspects of social studies learning and instruction with a discussion of prompting, sequencing and organizing strategies, and general instructional approaches. Chapter 3 is concerned with research on values education in the social studies and examines teacher and student beliefs and attitudes, the effects of various value teaching strategies, and bias in social studies materials and teaching. Social studies teaching and teacher education are the topics discussed in chapter 4. Chapter 5 examines the diffusion of social studies innovations. The final chapter of the book contains summaries of chapters 2 through 5 and offers suggestions for continued and new research. The chapters contain many findings and conclusions. Among the findings are that no one teaching method is consistently superior or inferior to any other and that classroom/school climate and teacher behavior do affect student behavior. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Bias, Cognitive Development, Diffusion, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Relevance (Education), Research Needs, Research Reviews (Publications), Sex Discrimination, Social Studies, Student Attitudes, Student Behavior, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Behavior, Teacher Education, Teaching Methods, Values, Values Education
National Council for the Social Studies, 1515 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 101, Arlington, Virginia 22209; Social Science Education Consortium, Inc., 855 Broadway, Boulder, Colorado 80302 (Order SSEC Publication No. 204, $5.95 paper cover)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Social Science Education Consortium, Inc., Boulder, CO.; ERIC Clearinghouse for Social Studies/Social Science Education, Boulder, CO.; National Council for the Social Studies, Washington, DC.
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