ERIC Number: ED415146
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Nov
Putting the Past into the Present: Social Studies Foundations and Methods Classes.
Correia, Stephen T.
This paper argues that the study of social studies foundations can and does belong in a teacher training program and can serve as a bridge from the college classroom to actual classroom teaching. Preservice social studies professionals should probe the difficult questions and challenges of the foundation of the social studies. Interest in the origins of the social studies has increased in the past 20 years with numerous publications examining the history of social studies. The document traces the development of the social studies through the work of leading names in the education field. Social studies methods textbooks and foundations are examined. The paper concludes that those interested in preserving social studies can return to field's origins for some, but not all, of the answers with which to respond to contemporary critics. (Contains 27 footnotes.) (EH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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