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ERIC Number: EJ850083
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jul
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0826-4805
What Would He Say? Harold O. Rugg and Contemporary Issues in Social Studies Education
Boyle-Baise, Marilynne; Goodman, Jesse
Interchange: A Quarterly Review of Education, v40 n3 p269-293 Jul 2009
The purpose of this paper is to consider the continued saliency of the ideas of Harold O. Rugg, particularly for social studies education. Given the conservative political times in which we work, and the current educational emphases on academic standards, high-stakes standardized testing, and mastery of specified knowledge, and the impact of these developments on social studies education, it is useful to revisit Rugg's contributions to the field. In this paper, we examine Rugg's social and curricular theories. Then, in light of this examination, we imagine what Rugg would say about contemporary issues for social studies education, and what we, as curriculum scholars and social studies educators, can learn from his likely responses.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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