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ERIC Number: EJ930049
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-May-25
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0277-4232
Social Studies Fresh Frontier for Standards
Gewertz, Catherine
Education Week, v30 n32 p1, 14 May 2011
Feeling that social studies has been sidelined by a test-driven focus on math and English/language arts, subject-matter specialists from more than a dozen states met last week with representatives of content-area groups to brainstorm ways to improve academic standards in that subject. The two-day gathering in Charlotte, N.C., is the third convened in the last year and a half as states and social studies groups seek to re-establish the prominent role they feel their disciplines deserve in classroom. Social studies specialists from 18 states and officials of 15 social studies organizations have been taking part in the talks. The talks focus on ways to help states improve their social studies standards, including possible development of a common set of state standards. While the talks might produce model standards, they are primarily geared toward developing resources states can share, such as a set of guidelines or core principles, and serving as a forum for states and content-area groups to discuss improving states' own standards.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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