ERIC Number: EJ551251
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1997
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The Challenges of Teaching Social Studies Methods to Preservice Elementary Teachers.
Owens, William T.
Social Studies, v88 n3 p113-20 May-Jun 1997
Analyzes data from a questionnaire addressing preservice elementary teachers' negative attitudes toward social studies. Identifies and discusses six categories of concern: negative past experiences; lack of personal interest; confusion over the nature of social studies; conflicting beliefs; topic selection; and traditional teaching styles. (MJP)
Descriptors: Consciousness Raising, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Curriculum Development, Educational Research, Elementary Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Learning Theories, Preservice Teacher Education, Social Responsibility, Social Studies, Student Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Behavior, Teacher Improvement, Teacher Responsibility, Teaching Methods, Teaching Styles
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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