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ERIC Number: EJ790044
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 15
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 37
ISSN: ISSN-0885-985X
Getting off the Back Burner: Impact of Testing Elementary Social Studies as Part of a State-Mandated Accountability Program
Vogler, Kenneth E.; Lintner, Timothy; Lipscomb, George B.; Knopf, Herman; Heafner, Tina L.; Rock, Tracy C.
Journal of Social Studies Research, v31 n2 p20-34 Fall 2007
Social studies and social studies education is in the midst of what aptly can be described as a crisis of relevancy. In today's post-"No Child Left Behind" curriculum defined by test scores and proficiency targets, social studies has, as some have said, "been placed on the backburner" to make room for seemingly more important (tested) subjects such as reading and mathematics. The purpose of this study is to provide a picture of the state of social studies in South Carolina, a state which tests social studies in elementary grades, while trying to understand the impact of state-mandated testing in greater depth. Its focus is on elementary teachers' beliefs about the role of social studies in the curriculum and their perception of time spent on social studies instruction. (Contains 5 tables and 2 footnotes.)
University of Northern Iowa, Department of Geography. 1227 West 27th Street, Cedar Falls, IA 50613-3675. Tel: 319-273-2838; Fax: 319-273-2913
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina; South Carolina
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001