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Ross, E. Wayne – International Journal of Social Education, 1996
Maintains that the debate over the social studies curriculum has been heavily influenced by a small group of conservative foundations, academics, and the federal government. These groups work toward creating an ideological consensus that promotes a national identity and strives to preserve European American dominant culture. (MJP)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Citizenship Education, Conservatism, Curriculum Development
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Dougan, Alberta Macke – International Journal of Social Education, 1992
Traces the beginning and development of social studies as a curriculum area. Compares the situation and recommendations from the turn of the century with those of today. Reports that the curriculum is still dominated by history and government with geography at the elementary and junior high levels. (DK)
Descriptors: Course Content, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational History
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Longstreet, Wilma S. – International Journal of Social Education, 1991
Discusses the content of social studies as a discipline. Suggests that the real curriculum of the social studies in actual teaching is history. Argues that the original emphasis on citizenship training needs to be restored or developed as a separate discipline to establish a source of knowledge independent of the social studies. (DK)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Course Content, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education
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Nelson, Jack L. – International Journal of Social Education, 1991
Discusses the educational reform efforts to reorganize the social studies curriculum in the United States. Criticizes a return to conservative, traditional approaches to social studies than emphasize history and geography while ignoring more contemporary ideas. Suggests that, to develop a discipline of social studies, more scholarly pursuit and…
Descriptors: Back to Basics, Conservatism, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation
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Gritzner, Charles F. – International Journal of Social Education, 1990
Explains interrelationships between geography and social studies. Highlights developments affecting school geography since 1980. Determines that geography's spatial perspective distinguishes it from other social sciences. Examines 10 presuppositions of geography education to reveal geography's scope, role, and relevance to social education.…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Elementary Secondary Education
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Eder, Elizabeth K. – International Journal of Social Education, 1995
Describes the International Center for the Study of Educational Policy and Human Values at the University of Maryland. Asserts that it has achieved its two original goals of assisting experienced leaders to integrate an intercultural dimension into programs and develop model intercultural programs and training materials. (CFR)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational History, Educational Resources
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Niemz, Gunter – International Journal of Social Education, 1996
Provides a concise overview of geography education in Germany from the 18th century to the present.Outlines concerns that include the incorporation of the old East German school system and employment problems for German youth. Tables summarize geography curricula throughout different periods. (MJP)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational History, Educational Objectives
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Montiel, Gloria Z. de – International Journal of Social Education, 1996
Considers the various educational philosophies governing geography instruction in Argentina and places them in historical perspective. Contrasts the positivist and historicist approaches and discusses the current curriculum. Includes summaries of proposed changes in the curriculum emphasizing social education. (MJP)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational History, Educational Objectives
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Bettis, Norman C. – International Journal of Social Education, 1996
Recognizes the leadership role played by professional and educational organizations, most notably the National Geographic Society (NGS), in promoting geography education. The NGS and other organizations established standards and guidelines concerning content and instruction. Includes brief descriptions of activities and their sponsoring…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Curriculum Development, Educational Assessment, Educational Change
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Barth, James L.; Mizoue, Yasushi – International Journal of Social Education, 1991
Compares results of the Barth Shermis Social Studies Preference Scale given to groups of preservice teachers in five countries over several years. Reports that social studies has evolved through three patterns of teaching citizenship education: citizenship transmission, social science, and reflective inquiry. Concludes that teachers are confused…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Cross Cultural Studies, Curriculum Development, Educational Objectives
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Schlene, Vickie J. – International Journal of Social Education, 1991
Provides a partial listing of works found in the ERIC database on the debate between those who support social studies as a discipline and those who would replace it with history and geography courses. Includes articles, reports, and reviews covering various aspects of the debate. (DK)
Descriptors: Course Content, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Elementary Secondary Education
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Schlene, Vickie J. – International Journal of Social Education, 1990
Selects and annotates 25 documents and articles on geography education from the ERIC database. Provides information about accessing and ordering materials. Items include surveys of geographic knowledge, suggested classroom activities, and discussion of geography's place in the social studies curriculum. (CH)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education
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Schlene, Vickie J. – International Journal of Social Education, 1992
Lists eight entries in the ERIC database that concern Christopher Columbus and the effects of his voyages on world history. Includes works on curriculum development, biological effects of the contact, and a bibliography of books for children. Explains how to find and obtain the materials. (DK)
Descriptors: Biographies, Biological Influences, Childrens Literature, Curriculum Development
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Evans, Ronald W. – International Journal of Social Education, 1992
Discusses the nature of social studies. Suggests that the National Council for the Social Studies seems dysfunctional because it aspires to be apolitical in a field that is inherently political. Concludes that social education will continue to reflect the structure of society and the values of people who control the educational process. (DK)
Descriptors: Course Content, Critical Thinking, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education
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Jantz, Richard K.; Weaver, V. Phillips – International Journal of Social Education, 1992
Encourages traveling by teachers to enrich the multicultural curriculum in their classes. Includes suggestions and resources for planning overseas trips and using them to broaden teachers' perspectives and to provide background material for curriculum development. Outlines "case studies" of trips to Hungary and Greece. (CFR)
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Enrichment
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