ERIC Number: ED359130
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Current Directions in Social Studies.
Risinger, C. Frederick
The social studies curriculum recently has been subjected to many changes. New curriculum patterns coupled with more effective instructional strategies have altered significantly subject content and teaching methods. Drawing from contemporary research literature, newly developed curriculum guides, and blue-ribbon reports from content specialists and social studies teachers, this booklet reviews 10 contemporary trends in social studies and suggests how instruction can change to meet the needs of a changing country. The 10 trends reviewed concern the following topics: history, geography, literature, multicultural society, western ideals, ethics and values, role of religion, controversial issues, in-depth coverage, and writing. (DB)
Descriptors: Controversial Issues (Course Content), Cultural Pluralism, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethical Instruction, Geography Instruction, History Instruction, Literature, Religion Studies, Social Studies, Teaching Methods, Western Civilization, Writing Instruction
Houghton Mifflin Publishing Co., 222 Berkeley Street, Boston, MA 02116.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Houghton Mifflin Co., Boston, MA.