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Heinze, Carsten – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2012
Recent studies on primers from the time of the Third Reich in Germany show surprisingly little evidence of ideologisation. In comparison with other textbooks, national socialist contents were found to be present to a very limited degree. Rather than presenting the ideology, the books encouraged identification of the children with the presented…
Descriptors: Social Systems, Textbooks, Ethnic Groups, Foreign Countries
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Fitchett, Paul G.; Russell, William Benedict – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2012
The New Social Studies movement was an effort by social scientists to reform US social studies/history curriculum at all levels during the 1960s and early 1970s. In the end, more than 50 different projects attempting to revitalise social studies were developed. Many of the projects focused on inquiry-based teaching practices and curriculum.…
Descriptors: Social Scientists, Social Studies, Units of Study, Anthropology
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Dorn, Charles – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2008
For most educational historians, the Harold Rugg textbook controversy serves as an example of the mid-twentieth-century "assault" on progressive education. By restricting their analyses of the textbook controversy to the "rise and fall" of the progressivism paradigm, however, scholars have generally missed Americans' more measured approach to the…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Social Studies, Political Attitudes, War