ERIC Number: ED272434
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: 0
Academic Preparation in Social Studies: Teaching for Transition from High School to College. Academic Preparation Series.
College Entrance Examination Board, New York, NY.
This six-chapter book encourages discussion of teacher preparation to help strengthen history and social science in local schools and offers specific suggestions for achieving local expertise and responsibility in curriculum and instruction. The book promotes further nationwide discussion about what should be taught in the high school classroom and how to ensure that all students are adequately prepared for college. Chapter topics include: (1) "Beyond the Green Book," which offers suggestions for how the outcomes in "The Academic Preparation for College" might be achieved; (2) "The Outcomes and Organizing the Body of Knowledge," which discusses the scope, sequence, and integration of knowledge, with particular emphasis on History, Geography, and Social Science; (3) "The Outcomes and Developing Student Thought," which discusses curriculor choices; (4) "Teaching History and Social Sciences;" (5) "Social Studies and the Basic Academic Competencies;" and (6) "Toward Further Discussion," which discusses the future of high school-college collaboration. The document includes a five-page bibliography and two appendices. The first appendix explains why the study of social studies is important, and what subject areas it includes. The second appendix has a short story by James Joyce entitled "Eveline." A 1983-85 listing of the members of the Council on Academic Affairs concludes the document. (TRS)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Curriculum Design, Educational Assessment, Educational Improvement, Educational Needs, Educational Strategies, High Schools, Instructional Design, Instructional Development, School Responsibility, Social Sciences, Social Studies, Teacher Education
College Board Publications, Box 886, New York, NY 10101 ($6.95).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: College Entrance Examination Board, New York, NY.
Note: A product of the Educational EQuality Project.