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Exemplary Elementary Teachers' Beliefs about Social Studies Curriculum and Instruction. Elementary Subjects Center Series No. 93.
Brophy, Jere; VanSledright, Bruce A. – 1993
This report presents detailed summaries of the responses of seven exemplary elementary teachers to a series of open-ended questions about effective social studies curriculum and instruction. The questions addressed the teachers' opinions about elementary social studies purposes and goals, content selection, and representation modes; forms and…
Descriptors: Attitude Measures, Comparative Analysis, Cross Cultural Studies, Educational Change
Teaching That Lasts: College Students' Reports of Learning Activities Experienced in Elementary School Social Studies.
Alleman, Janet; Brophy, Jere – Social Science Record, 1993
Reports on a study of memorable elementary school, social studies activities experienced by college students. Finds that the responses reflected the influence of the expanding communities curriculum when viewed across grade levels. Argues that experiential and higher order thinking activities were remembered most favorably. (CFR)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Course Content, Curriculum Design, Educational Strategies