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Brady, H. Robert – International Journal of Social Education, 1993
Reviews the origins and development of social studies. Maintains the concept of social studies was derived from the progressive period and based on a vision of a republic built on participatory citizenship. Asserts that social studies is an interpretative, ever-changing process that defies reduction to a single academic discipline. (CFR)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Course Content, Curriculum Development, Democratic Values
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Dynneson, Thomas L. – International Journal of Social Education, 1993
Describes the ongoing debate between the student-centered and the discipline-centered approach to curriculum development. Contends that the demand that social studies be made more discipline centered for economic/vocational reasons may result in a loss of the social education skills that employers rate as important. (CFR)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Course Content, Curriculum Development, Democratic Values
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Nelson, Murry R. – International Journal of Social Education, 1993
Maintains that current efforts to reform education and social studies are cycles of media hyperbole and political hope. Contends that issues underlying various programs are really about power and control. Argues that social studies has a role in making schools and students models of democratic thought and action. (CFR)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Citizenship Education, Comparative Education, Course Content