ERIC Number: ED337396
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Feb
Thinking about the Social Studies: Some Specific Ideas about the Discipline. Bulletin 3.
Barth, James L., Ed.
A number of social studies educators were invited to share their ideas about how they thought about social studies, how they wrote about social studies, and what they told their students about social studies. The papers appearing in this document are the educators' responses and include: "The Social Studies: A Distinct Disciplinary Field or a Patchwork Umbrella?" (Richard Gross); "Curriculum Reform and the Foundations of the Social Studies" (James Barth); "The Idea of Social Studies" (Richard Evans); "Death to Scope and Sequence in Social Studies" (Murray Nelson); "Citizenship Education as the Central Purpose of Social Studies: The Heavy Load of a Dead Metaphor" (O. L. Davis, Jr.); "The Common School for the Common Good" (Michael Hartoonian); "Social Studies: The Basics" (David Blevins); "New Assumptions for A+ Elementary Social Studies" (Gary R. McKenzie); "Reflections on Social Studies Education (Ronald Wilhelm); "Democracy, Diversity, and the Social Studies Methods Course" (Perry Marker; Devon Metzger); and "The Case for Social Mathematics" (Statistics) (Margaret Laughlin; Norris Sanders; Michael Hartoonian). (DB)
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Educational Theories, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Role of Education, Social Studies, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Education, Teaching Experience
Foundations of the Social Studies SIG, 1809 Bluebird Lane, Munster, IN 46321 ($4.00).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council for the Social Studies, Washington, DC.
Note: A product of the Foundations of the Social Studies Special Interest Group.