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ERIC Number: EJ433659
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1990
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The History of a Quest: Defining the Social Studies.
Titus, Charles
Louisiana Social Studies Journal, v17 n1 p3-6 Fall 1990
Traces the elusive search for a social studies definition since 1916. Explains debate over social studies as social science or as selective use of knowledge to promote citizenship. Attributes social studies' indeterminate focus to its objective of reflecting social reality. Suggests definition should recognize social studies as a field of applied knowledge responsive to changing forces. (CH)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
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