ERIC Number: ED438243
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Reshaping the Future of Social Studies: Literature/Research Review.
McKay, Roberta; Gibson, Susan
This literature/research review was conducted to provide information to guide future work on the Western Canadian Protocol Social Studies K-12 Project and reflects the researchers' perspectives on topics and subjects reviewed. The review represents a broad synthesis of relevant research and literature in the key areas identified, not an exhaustive and complete search in any specific area. The contents of the review were developed through an examination of international and national social studies journals, textbooks, research handbooks, publications, and conference programs to determine topics that have been of interest to the social studies community within the last 6 or 7 years. These topics were grouped into five main parts: (1) "Revisioning the Social Studies for the 21st Century"; (2) "Reimagining the Role of the Disciplines in Social Studies"; (3) "Responding to Established Curricular Influences on Social Studies"; (4) Reconceptualizing Views of Knowing as Influences on Social Studies Teaching and Learning"; and (5) "Reconsidering Students' Ways of Knowing as Influences on Social Studies Learning." Each part contains multiple subdivisions, and each of the five main areas contains a reference list and possible implications of the literature/research for development of the social studies K-12 common curriculum framework. (BT)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Literature Reviews, Social Studies, Student Needs
Alberta Education, Curriculum Standards Branch., 11160 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta, T5K 0L2 Canada.
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Curriculum Standards Branch.