ERIC Number: EJ725395
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Social Studies: Wrong, Right, or Left? A Critical Response to the Fordham Institute's where Did Social Studies Go Wrong?
Ross, E. Wayne; Marker, Perry M.
Social Studies, v96 n4 p139 Jul-Aug 2005
The history of social studies in the twentieth century is the story of a field of study not yet coming of age. As is true in most emerging fields, the first one hundred years of social studies has been marked by confusion, competing visions, inconsistency, incoherence, and intolerance. Many have considered the social studies' first century as problematic--consisting of wars, factions, and contradictions. However, it might be argued that the coming of age of the social studies is part of a developmental process that marks social studies as a field that is alive; constantly changing and evolving. This process, so far, has resulted in debates that focus on the irreconcilable differences as to what the social studies is and what it ought to be.
Descriptors: Social Studies, Educational History, Intellectual Disciplines, Democracy, Criticism, Citizenship, Educational Change
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