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ERIC Number: EJ1158684
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 19
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1535-0584
Symbolic Considerations: A Critical Decision in the History of the National Council for the Social Studies
Binford, Paul E.
American Educational History Journal, v44 n2 p67-85 2017
The National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS or Council), established in 1921, was buffeted by demands for change in the late 1960s and early 1970s. From its birth, this professional association had served as a "big tent" for various social studies constituencies, disciplines, and philosophical orientations. It was a "stable," "solid," and "traditional" organization, which fostered consensus rather than providing dynamic leadership for the social studies field. As the Council approached the half-century mark, there was a growing frustration with the association's establishment that paralleled the societal discontent of this period. This article presents a critical decision in the history of the National Council for the Social Studies.
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Language: English
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