ERIC Number: ED249125
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Rethinking Social Education: Ideas and Recommendations from Wingspread.
Hartoonian, H. Michael, Ed.; Thompson, Claud, Ed.
Results of a Wingspread conference which focused on future directions in social studies education are presented. Part 1 contains the personal statements of conference speakers. Topics include the restructuring of social studies, what social knowledge is of the greatest worth, how to best prepare enlightened citizens for the 21st century, four possible futures for social studies, and schools in a new age. Part 2 contains essays that resulted from small-group conference discussions. Essay themes include social studies for assertive citizenship, elements of a successful social studies program, worthwhile knowledge for the 21st century, future directions, and problems which must be solved. Part 3 contains recommendations, including: (1) social studies education should have a common curriculum emphasis within a diversity of instructional patterns; (2) the major goal of social studies should be civic literacy; (3) an interdisciplinary approach should be used; (4) teachers must create and use educational research; and (5) the scope of a quality social studies program must address the holistic goal of developing enlightened citizenship. (RM)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Citizenship Responsibility, Core Curriculum, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Futures (of Society), Interdisciplinary Approach, Social Studies, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Johnson Foundation, Inc., Racine, WI.; Wisconsin Univ., Oshkosh.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison.
Note: Based on Wingspread Conference "Future Directions for Social Studies Education" (Racine, WI, August 1982).