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ERIC Number: EJ822622
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 47
ISSN: ISSN-0037-7996
The Influence of Harold O. Rugg: Conceptual and Pedagogical Considerations
Boyle-Baise, Lynne; Goodman, Jesse
Social Studies, v100 n1 p31-40 Jan-Feb 2009
In this article, the authors consider how the scholarship of a social studies icon, Harold O. Rugg, can influence the work of social studies scholars and teachers today. For the past year, the authors have studied Rugg's work, reading his writings and examining his textbook series. Their inquiries have unsettled their thinking, prompting them to reconsider contemporary issues and reorient their scholarship toward Ruggian perspectives. In this article, they describe and analyze Rugg's curricular theories. Then, they use Rugg's positions to rethink debates about the purpose of social studies, its place as an integrated subject, and its aims for intellectual engagement. Last, the authors provide a case study to illuminate Rugg's conceptual and pedagogical influences on their work. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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