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ERIC Number: EJ1177276
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0009-8655
Social Studies Skills or Something Else? An Analysis of How the "Essential Social Studies Skills and Strategies" Reflects Social Studies Instruction
Brugar, Kristy A.; Whitlock, Annie McMahon
Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, v91 n3 p111-117 2018
This article describes the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) collection of "Essential Social Studies Skills and Strategies" in terms of common approaches to social studies teaching and learning (e.g., informed social criticism, reflective inquiry, transmission). We conducted descriptive and inferential analyses and found that these "essential skills" do not strongly align with common social studies approaches. Rather, these skills are broadly presented and open for interpretation as representative of various school disciplines, most notably language arts. This has the potential to dilute social studies teaching and learning.
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Language: English
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