ERIC Number: ED542444
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1916
Reference Count: 0
The Social Studies in Secondary Education: A Six-Year Program Adapted Both to the 6-3-3 and the 8-4 Plans of Organization. Report of the Committee on Social Studies of the Commission on the Reorganization of Secondary Education of the National Education Association. Bulletin, 1916, No. 28
Dunn, Arthur William, Comp.
Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior
This report is the result of three years of continuous inquiry by the Committee on Social Studies of the National Education Association's Commission on the Reorganization of Secondary Education. The committee as a whole met at various times in each of these years, subcommittees met on other occasions, and individual members designated by the committee have made specific contributions to the report. Secondary school teachers of social studies have a remarkable opportunity to improve the citizenship of the land. This opportunity is also a responsibility which can be realized only by the development in the pupil of a constructive attitude in the consideration of all social conditions. In facing the increasing complexity of society, it is most important that our youth be steadied by an unwavering faith in humanity and by an appreciation of the institutions which have contributed to the advancement of civilization. This report contains four parts: (1) Introduction, including definition and aims of "social studies," committee viewpoints, general outline of secondary schools' social studies, cycle plan of organization, differentiation of courses, and adaptation to 6-3-3 and 8-4 plans; (2) Social studies for the seventh, eighth, and ninth years, including administrative features, geography and history in years seven and eight, and civics in the years seven through nine; (3) Social studies for the tenth, eleventh, and twelfth years, including administrative features, history (principles of organization, and principles underlying history instruction), and problems of American democracy; and (4) A general section comprising standards by which to test methods, preparation of the teacher, and availability of text material. (Contains 5 footnotes.) [Best copy available has been provided.]
Descriptors: Scholarship, Social Studies, Democracy, Secondary Education, Secondary School Teachers, History Instruction, Educational Change, Advisory Committees, Citizenship, Teaching Methods, Teacher Responsibility, Student Attitudes, Definitions, Geography, Educational Planning, Standards, Teacher Education
Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Education (ED)