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ERIC Number: EJ824464
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002-May
Pages: 10
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0018-2745
A Decade of Debate: Improving Content and Interest in History Education
Yarema, Allan E.
History Teacher, v35 n3 p389-398 May 2002
Low scores in national testing demonstrated that a need existed to improve history education. During the late 1980s and early 1990s a debate ensued. While many different opinions existed as to why this was happening, differences also were expressed as to the solutions. Traditionally, history teachers had utilized the textbook-lecture approach in teaching history. However, a review of the literature shows that new approaches in history education were being encouraged which would increase both content literacy and interest in history. Much of what was observed and advocated continues to be actively debated. Now, however, new technologies have raised new debates about how best to interest students and to teach history. Teachers must continue to be alert to determine if they are effectively communicating with their students, because, after all it is the student, finally, who educates himself or herself, and many students must be lured into even trying. (Contains 62 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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