ERIC Number: ED310956
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
From Information to Decision Making: New Challenges for Effective Citizenship. Bulletin No. 83.
Laughlin, Margaret A., Ed.; And Others
This bulletin undertakes to provide some ideas about ways social studies teachers may become effective teachers in an Information Age. Several chapters provide practical examples of ways teachers may help young people learn skills, content, and actions needed for citizenship behavior in the future. Other chapters describe resources currently available to help students and teachers gather information and move comfortably into the Information Age. Still other chapters provide an overview of what is in social studies and challenge readers to extend their perspectives and thought to include the future. The chapter titles are: "Educating Students for an Information Age" (M. A. Laughlin); "Using Data in Elementary Social Studies Programs" (R. G. Messick; J. R. Chapin); "Strategic Thinking in Social Studies" (K. A. Koch); "Civic Decision Making in an Information Age" (R. C. Remy); "Using Census Data in Elementary and Secondary Social Studies Programs: A Timely Example" (G. Dailey; L. Engelhardt); "Social Mathematics" (H. M. Hartoonian); "Tools for Social Mathematics" (J. G. Lengel); "Social Problem Solving Using Data Bases" (N. M. Sanders); "School Media Programs in the Information Age" (D. Callison); "Locating and Using ERIC and Other Data-Collection Sources" (C. F. Risinger); "How School Textbook Publishers View the Information Age" (C. S. Moseley); and "Human Dimensions of the Information Age" (M. A. Laughlin; and others). (JB)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Computer Literacy, Computers, Critical Thinking, Databases, Decision Making, Decision Making Skills, Elementary Secondary Education, Information Dissemination, Information Needs, Information Retrieval, Information Services, Information Sources, Learning Resources Centers, Online Searching, Social Studies
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Council for the Social Studies, Washington, DC.