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ERIC Number: ED180863
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Dec
Reference Count: 0
A "White Paper" Summary Report and Recommendations Concerning Critical Issues in the Social Studies.
Gross, Richard E.; Dynneson, Thomas L.
This paper discusses social studies practices, objectives, status, and concerns. It also provides recommendations for improving social studies teaching and research. Recommendations and ideas evolved from a two week conference of social studies educators held at Stanford University in summer, 1979. Conference objectives were to review social studies trends, evaluate innovative programs, exchange ideas among social studies educators, evolve guidelines for implementing new ideas, and develop proposals and recommendations for improving social studies. Activities involved participants in listening to formal presentations on social science disciplines and in discussing and presenting recommendations in small committees on critical social studies issues. Issues included social studies scope and sequence, basis for content, relationship between elementary and secondary school curricula, testing and measurement emphases, teacher training, status, innovative practices, and extending the impact of elementary social studies. Recommendations included that teacher training programs should include scope and sequence issues, social studies educators should work closely with textbook publishers, conceptual and skill development should be integrated into all social studies curricula, and social studies educators should become involved in the evaluation of achievement tests. (DB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A