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ERIC Number: ED284801
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Pages: 13
Abstractor: N/A
Social Studies: A Plan for Middle Schools.
Callaway, Rolland
During the 1960s and early 1970s two educational movements were the evolution of the middle school and the structures of disciplines approach to social studies. These movements involved school organization, curriculum development, and methodologies incorporating the inquiry or conceptual approach. Learners had trouble with the conceptual approach, and there were problems in the implementation of interdisciplinary team teaching concepts, another trend of the era. Merging the concepts and generalizations developed from specific social studies disciplines produced "A Conceptual Framework for the Social Studies," the Wisconsin State Department of Public Instruction social studies guide. It suggested broad topics of study for grades five through eight along with the study of generalizations and concepts. This approach required matching appropriate content and instructional styles with the cognitive ability and personal needs of early adolescents. (JHP)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers; Administrators; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A