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Goldberg, Steve – Social Education, 2011
Twenty-five years ago the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) held its conference in Chicago. The president of NCSS that year, and the last New Yorker to hold this office, was Donald Bragaw, who was the head of the Social Studies Bureau of the New York State Education Department. In this article, the author shares the salient points of…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Educational History, Educational Change, Change Strategies
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Kaltsounis, Theodore – Social Education, 1982
Social studies teachers must realize that they are the key guardians of our democratic system. The level of sophistication of the social studies profession must be raised. To accomplish this, we must choose people who value scholarship and who are strong models of sociopolitical participation to become social studies teachers. (RM)
Descriptors: Educational Responsibility, Elementary Secondary Education, Social Studies, Teacher Characteristics
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Ochoa, Anna S. – Social Education, 1979
Focuses on the nature and extent of censorship of social studies materials in the United States. Specific topics addressed are persons and organizations censoring, status of the rights of teachers, and what educators, schools, and professional organizations such as the National Council for the Social Studies can do to help teachers deal with…
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Censorship, Educational Problems, Educational Trends
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Liongson, Raymund L. – Social Education, 1989
Discusses issues of development and a peaceful world from the perspective of a Filipino educator. Reveals much about what students are taught about developing nations. Explores the role of education in the promotion of development and the attainment of peace. (KO)
Descriptors: Developing Nations, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, International Cooperation
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Levy, Tedd – Social Education, 1999
Presents the address delivered by President Tedd Levy at the 78th National Council for Social Studies (NCSS) Annual Conference. Stresses that social studies offers students a place to discuss social-environmental problems the culture is suffering from and gives teachers a chance to promote values inherent in a more humane world. (CMK)
Descriptors: Cultural Context, Elementary Secondary Education, Futures (of Society), Human Dignity
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Edelman, Marian Wright – Social Education, 1992
Discusses the state of education, social problems, and child welfare. Urges teachers to press government representatives to better the lives of children in the United States by allotting more funds for education, health care, and the fight against poverty. Argues that children need teachers who have faith and confidence in their students. (DK)
Descriptors: Child Welfare, Children, Citizenship Responsibility, Family Role
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Craven, Jean – Social Education, 1985
Results of a social studies program evaluation conducted in the Albuquerque Public Schools are consistent in most respects with major research studies throughout the country. Highlights of the study that examined social studies program goals, course content and sequencing, teaching methods and instructional materials, and program effectiveness are…
Descriptors: Course Content, Curriculum, Educational Assessment, Educational Needs
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Newmann, Fred M. – Social Education, 1988
Evaluates E. D. Hirsch, Jr.'s proposal for cultural literacy against four standards: clarity, rationale, feasibility, and opportunity cost. Identifying serious flaws in the proposal, Newmann states that the term "cultural literacy" is ambiguous, presents Hirsch's rationale and its shortcomings, argues that the proposal is not feasible,…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Educational Philosophy, Educational Theories
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Anderson, Charlotte C. – Social Education, 1993
Reports on the importance of cultural diversity and global interdependence as a foundation for a new civic culture. Argues that social studies educators must resist efforts to fragment the field and instead support the concept of an integrated social studies curriculum. (CFR)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Cultural Pluralism, Educational Objectives, Educational Philosophy
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Stahl, Robert J. – Social Education, 1995
Asserts that negative behaviors and attitudes prevent sustained academic environments. Recommends practical ideas and perspectives to bring changes that contribute to greater student success. Includes two figures depicting an information-constructivist model of school learning and four major components of curriculum decision making. (CFR)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational Improvement
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Hartoonian, H. Michael – Social Education, 1995
Contends that the application of virtue to the social studies community has become a necessary condition for survival. Argues that educational institutions should not become glorified vocational schools, that they have a higher purpose. Maintains that citizens must understand the inherent power of learning and service. (CFR)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Educational Objectives, Educational Philosophy, Educational Practices
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Risinger, C. Frederick – Social Education, 1991
Presents the presidential address of the 1990 National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) annual meeting. Contends the current debate over social studies curriculum should continue to examine a variety of curriculum models. Argues the source of curriculum content should reside in the citizenry. Maintains educators must redirect their energies…
Descriptors: Citizenship, Curriculum Development, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education
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Schillings, Denny – Social Education, 1994
Presents a speech by the president of the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS), given at the organization's annual meeting. Discusses the national standards movement and contends that the NCSS standards integrate knowledge from the full spectrum of the social sciences and the humanities. (CFR)
Descriptors: Course Content, Cultural Pluralism, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Guides
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McFarland, Mary A. – Social Education, 1990
Based on the 1989 presidential address to the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS), the article discusses the role that social studies education plays in developing citizenship skills. States that society cannot leave to chance the promotion of citizenship in successive generations. Calls for the NCSS members to unite their efforts to…
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Citizenship Education, Civics, Community Involvement
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Schneider, Donald O. – Social Education, 1989
Addresses the issue of social studies as an academic field of study and whether or not there is a fixed body of knowledge in the social studies. Examines scope and sequence, the purpose and function of history and social sciences in school programs, and social studies as citizenship education. (LS)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational Philosophy
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