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ERIC Number: EJ392897
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1989
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The Search for a Definition of the Social Studies: A Historical Overview.
Dougan, Alberta Macke
International Journal of Social Education, v3 n3 p13-36 Win 1988-89
Seeks to define the term social studies through a discussion of the historical origin of the word. Concludes that the prevailing definitional consensus on social studies as citizenship education is rarely translated into actual classroom practice. Urges an emphasis upon rational inquiry rather than reification of the status quo. (KO)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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