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ERIC Number: ED277600
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1986-Dec
Pages: 79
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Social Reconstructionism and the Alberta Social Studies Curriculum.
Parsons, Jim, Ed.
The six articles contained in this document review the implications for education of the ideas of the group known as the social reconstructionists. In "Social Reconstructionism: A Critical Look," Robert Koole briefly discusses the contributions of social reconstructionists to the issue of the role of schooling and their influence on educational thought. In "Social Reconstructionism and Education," Denise Stocco reviews the philosophy of Harold Rugg, George Counts, Theodore Brameld, and the proponents of social reconstructionism in the 1970s. Kirk Charron traces the impact of the journal published by the advocates of social reconstructionism led by George Counts in "The Depression and the Emergence of Social Reconstructionist Theory." In "Social Reconstructionism and the Communal Movement of the Sixties" Barbara Maheu relates the communal movement of the 1960s and 1970s to the theory of social reconstructionism and discusses its impact on education. In "Social Reconstructionism and Its Application to the 1971 Alberta Social Studies Curriculum" Sheila Mawson examines the major tenets of reconstructionism and its application to the Alberta (Canada) curriculum. Finally, using specific examples, Gordon R. Thomas discusses the opportunities and restrictions of the 1981 Alberta Social Studies Curriculum in "Opportunities and Limitations: Applying Social Reconstructionism to Alberta Social Studies." (SY)
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Information Analyses
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada