ERIC Number: ED424168
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Past, Present, and Future: Challenges to the Social Studies.
Correia, Stephen T.
This paper presents the thesis that there has been a return to the definition of citizenship forwarded by educational reformers of the 1890s that characterizes much of the reform efforts of the 1990s. The paper examines the current debate about school reform in light of the citizenship education debate of the 1890s that saw the emergence of the field of social studies with citizenship as a cornerstone. The document returns to the 1893 Committee of Ten's national report, "Conference on History, Civil Government and Political Economy," and compares this and subsequent reports to the curricular reports of the last two decades. The paper suggests the emphasis on subject-centered social studies may have a splintering effect as historians and geographers lose sight of the core of citizenship education and thus lose the opportunity to effect dynamic educational reform with a truly democratic citizenship agenda. Contains 20 references. (EH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council for the Social Studies (77th, Cincinnati, OH, November 20-23, 1997).