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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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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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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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Ross, E. Wayne – International Journal of Social Education, 1992
Views the recent efforts at school restructuring and educational reform as promoting mechanistic education and measurement-driven instruction. Contends that teacher autonomy actually has been reduced because student assessment is now the responsibility of outside experts. Calls for a restructuring process that returns collaborative decision making…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational History, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education
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Butts, R. Freeman – International Journal of Social Education, 1993
Maintains that the world is nearing the end of a great age of democratic revolutions. Asserts that civic or citizenship education is in danger of being sidetracked by the national educational reform movement. Argues that "CIVITAS," a civic education curriculum framework, provides a model for effective citizenship education. (CFR)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Citizenship Education, Citizenship Responsibility, Civics
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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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Davis, O. L., Jr. – International Journal of Social Education, 1993
Argues that dispute between history and social studies in the curriculum is not recent but goes back 75 years. Asserts the term "social studies" is not a separate discipline but simply an umbrella term to describe the broad field of social subjects offered in the school curriculum. Calls for an end to the dispute between history and…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational History
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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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Barth, James L. – International Journal of Social Education, 1993
Contends that citizenship education has become a political agenda rather than an educational concern. Argues that the national standards movement is fueled by opponents of multicultural education, global education, and an integrated social studies curriculum. (CFR)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Citizenship Education, Curriculum Development, Decision Making
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Jones, Helen E. – International Journal of Social Education, 1993
Contends that the conflict between the traditional, textbook-dominated establishment and the supporters of the whole-language movement is nothing less than a revolution. Describes tenets of the whole-language approach as they apply to the overarching goals of the social studies curriculum. (CFR)
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Cooperative Learning, Cultural Pluralism, Curriculum Development
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Orwin, Clifford; Forbes, H. D. – International Journal of Social Education, 1994
Summarizes E. D. Hirsch's book, "Cultural Literacy," focusing on four separate arguments. Compares U.S. and Canadian education and society, particularly in relationship to multiculturalism and bilingualism. Concludes that Hirsch trivializes culture by presenting as no more than a common convention of effective national communication.…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Bilingualism, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Background
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Hallpike, Michael; Sworder, Roger – International Journal of Social Education, 1994
Presents a philosophical analysis of E. D. Hirsch's book, "Cultural Literacy." Concludes that Hirsch fails to acknowledge the problem of cultural transmission in a society where people have been conditioned to a mode of reception characterized by continual excitement and distraction. (CFR)
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Cultural Background, Cultural Traits, Educational Change
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