ERIC Number: ED277603
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: 0
Social Studies and Social Sciences: A Fifty-Year Perspective. Bulletin No. 78.
Wronski, Stanley P., Ed.; Bragaw, Donald H., Ed.
This publication documents the development of the social studies during the past 50 years. This collection of essays updates major trends in history, political science, sociology, economics, psychology, anthropology, and geography. Unlike two earlier collections, this book has an emphasis on the continuing problems, trends, and issues in both the social sciences and social studies and also contains a series of complementing essays describing developments in the teaching of the discipline areas at the elementary and secondary levels. Following an introduction by Donald H. Bragaw, 15 essays by different authors are presented: "Trials of Clio" (David D. Van Tassel); "From Monopoly to Dominance" (Paul Robinson and Joseph M. Kirman); "The Evolving Nature of Geography" (Salvatore J. Natoli); "Teaching and Learning in Geography" (Barbara J. Winston); "Political Science: Promise and Practice" (John G. Gunnell); "Civics and Government in Citizenship Education (James P. Shaver and Richard S. Knight); "In Search of Economic Ideals and Policies" (David D. VanHoose and William E. Becker, Jr.); "Promoting Economic Literacy" (Beverly J. Armento); "Sociology: From Theory to Social Action" (J. Ross Eshleman); "Teaching Sociology in K-12 Classrooms" (Thomas J. Switzer); "Coming of Age in Anthropology" (Roger C. Owen); "Trends in Precollegiate Anthropology" (Thomas L. Dynneson); "Psychology: Social Science, Natural Science, and Profession" (Michael Wertheimer and Others); "Teaching Psychology in High Schools" (John K. Bare); and "Looking Backward: 2035-1985" (Stanley P. Wronski). (KC)
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers; Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Council for the Social Studies, Washington, DC.