ERIC Number: ED424177
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Better Ways To Tell Our Story: A Critique of the Proposed National History Standards.
This paper examines the content of the proposed national standards for U.S. history and world history. The document suggests shortcomings of the developed standards as being without an emphasis on the themes of democracy and western civilization and an overemphasis on multicultural ideas. Specific standards in each of the areas are addressed with noted weaknesses within each area. The standards debate, according to the paper, may ultimately make a contribution to the educational reform process and the strengthening of history teaching. (EH)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Global Education, History Instruction, Multicultural Education, National Standards, Social Studies, United States History, World History
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Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Federation of Teachers, Washington, DC.