ERIC Number: ED481631
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Where Did Social Studies Go Wrong?
Leming, James, Ed.; Ellington, Lucien, Ed.; Porter, Kathleen, Ed.
This book consists of a collection of critiques by educators who fault the teaching methods and curricular ideas of their field and suggest how the field can be reformed. Following a "Foreword" (Chester E. Finn, Jr.) and an "Introduction" (James S. Leming; Lucien Ellington), there are seven articles in the book: (1) "A Brief History of Social Studies" (Diane Ravitch); (2) "The Training of Idiots: Civics Education in America's Schools" (J. Martin Rochester); (3) "The Student, the World, and the Global Education Ideology" (Jonathan Burack); (4) "Multiculturalism and Social Studies" (Lucien Ellington; Jana S. Eaton); (5) "Teacher-Centered Instruction: The Rodney Dangerfield of Social Studies" (Mark C. Schug); (6) "Garbage In, Garbage Out: Expanding Environments, Constructivism, and Content Knowledge in Social Studies" (Bruce Frazee; Samuel Ayers); and (7) "Ignorant Activists: Social Change, 'Higher Order Thinking,' and the Failure of Social Studies" (James S. Leming). (BT)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Constructivism (Learning), Elementary Secondary Education, Global Education, History Instruction, Multicultural Education, Social Studies, Teacher Role
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Thomas B. Fordham Foundation, Washington, DC.