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ERIC Number: EJ906995
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
ISSN: ISSN-1099-839X
The De-Emphasis on Social Studies in Elementary Schools: Teacher Candidate Perspective
Good, Amy J.; Heafner, Tina; Rock, Tracy; O'Connor, Katherine A.; Passe, Jeff; Waring, Scott; Byrd, Sandra
Current Issues in Education, v13 n4 2010
The de-valuing of social studies is becoming prevalent as schools shift emphasis to other subjects addressing national and state accountability. The teacher candidate perspective is presented from an original study regarding the de-emphasis of social studies in elementary schools (Author, et al, 2006). Data were gathered by teacher candidates during their clinical experiences, from five teacher preparation programs in North Carolina. Teacher candidates recognized difficulty in finding instructional time for the entire curriculum, conveyed social studies is de-valued in the elementary curriculum, stated integration is important to social studies instruction, and recognized it is their responsibility social studies is taught.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina