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ERIC Number: EJ178561
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1978
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Social Studies and the Problem of Knowledge: A Re-examination of Edgar Bruce Wesley's Classic Definition of the Social Studies
Shermis, S. Samuel; Barth, James L.
Theory and Research in Social Education, 6, 1, 31-43, Mar 78
Examines interpretations of a definition of the social studies propounded by Wesley in 1910. In an interview with Wesley in 1974, the authors discussed what is useful knowledge, what utility knowledge can have in a democracy, and what knowledge teachers should transmit. Finds that Wesley's definition has been oversimplified, especially in terms of the need to synthesize knowledge. (Author/AV)
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