ERIC Number: EJ419207
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1990
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The Commission Report and Citizenship Education.
Engle, Shirley H.
Social Education, v54 n7 p431-34 Nov-Dec 1990
Criticizes the National Commission on Social Studies in the Schools' report, "Charting a Course: Social Studies for the 21st Century." Questions the report's chronological exposition of history, exclusion of social problems until twelfth grade, emphasis on content, lack of selectivity, and declarative mood. Contends that, by ignoring students' needs and not promoting critical analysis, the report hinders citizenship education. (CH)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Content Analysis, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Critical Thinking, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Guides, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, History Instruction, Process Education, Relevance (Education), Social Problems, Social Studies, Teaching Methods, Traditionalism
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Opinion Papers
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Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Practitioners
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