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Maguth, Brad M. – Social Studies, 2013
Over 75 percent of teens have a cell phone, and today's youth are increasingly turning to their cell phones to communicate and access information (Pew Internet 2009). As teens gain access and use mobile devices outside of the classroom, there's been a growing movement for teachers to enlist the digital tools students really use and are…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Social Studies, Educational Technology
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Swartz, Avonna – Social Studies, 1994
Asserts that increasing numbers of history teachers design courses to have students use historical research and processing skills. Reports on a study of 120 middle school students about their perceptions of what historians do. Concludes that the study provided teachers a means of assessing student understanding of historians. (CFR)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Educational Strategies, Historians, History
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Laney, James D. – Social Studies, 1993
Asserts that economics education is a desirable goal for the elementary curriculum because elementary students can learn and understand economic concepts. Reviews four "Teaching-Learning Principles" based on empirical research about learning effectiveness. Applies these principles to economic concepts such as scarcity, cost-benefit analysis, and…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Curriculum Development, Economics, Economics Education
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Schug, Mark C. – Social Studies, 1989
Reports on information gathered from interviewing 29 urban, midwest elementary school teachers concerning their rationale for teaching elementary social studies. Revealed that teachers view the social studies as a form of human relations training. Citizenship education, inquiry, and principles of democracy were not considered major objectives. (KO)
Descriptors: Educational Objectives, Educational Principles, Educational Research, Elementary Education
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Scarano, Francisco A. – Social Studies, 1994
Reports on the research and development of a history textbook on Puerto Rico. Discusses the issues of historical synthesis and the special problems associated with writing a book about an island that is neither an independent nation nor a colonial possession. (CFR)
Descriptors: Cultural Context, Cultural Differences, Cultural Interrelationships, Elementary Secondary Education
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Nelson, Lynn; And Others – Social Studies, 1994
Reports on a study of 124 secondary social studies teachers about the treatment of the 1991 Gulf War in their classrooms. Finds that, with few exceptions, knowledge about the war was provided by television news and other media and that students were not asked to conduct in-depth research or other critical thinking activities. (CFR)
Descriptors: Class Organization, Classroom Techniques, Curriculum Design, Educational Objectives
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Ogundare, Samuel Folorunso – Social Studies, 1993
Reports on a study of 236 prospective social studies teachers at a Nigerian university about their attitudes toward human rights and civil liberties. Finds that most prospective teachers were aware of rights included in the Nigerian Constitution and were generally supportive of them. Includes two tabular presentations of data. (CFR)
Descriptors: Civil Liberties, Democracy, Democratic Values, Elementary Secondary Education
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Senesh, Lawrence – Social Studies, 1993
Reviews the history and development of the "Our Working World" elementary textbook series, an example of the New Social Studies reform movement of the 1960s and 1970s. Describes the Organic Curriculum, which integrated the fundamental ideas of five social science disciplines. Maintains that implementing the K-6 program all at once was an…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Curriculum Development, Discovery Learning, Economics
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Penna, Anthony N. – Social Studies, 1995
Describes the origins, development, and products of the slow- learner social studies curriculum development project at Carnegie-Mellon University (Pennsylvania) in the late 1960s. Maintains that this project represented the last wave of curriculum projects to emerge from the national reform efforts following Sputnik. (CFR)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational Environment, Educational History
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Fraenkel, Jack R. – Social Studies, 1994
Describes the author's first meeting with curriculum specialist Hilda Taba and his subsequent work on the Taba Curriculum Project. Discusses the project's objectives, major features, and the instructional strategies necessary for implementation. Concludes by discussing Taba's impact on curriculum design and development. (CFR)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Cognitive Processes, Concept Formation, Course Content
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Wade, Rahima C. – Social Studies, 1995
Asserts that social studies teacher educators can develop future teachers' commitment to student service learning. Describes and reports on a study of a community service-learning program for elementary preservice social studies teachers. (CFR)
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Citizenship Education, Citizenship Responsibility, Course Descriptions
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Shaver, James P. – Social Studies, 1990
Provides an overview to the "Handbook of Research on Social Studies Teaching and Learning," a project sponsored by the National Council for the Social Studies. Identifies the handbook's organization and major topics. Argues this comprehensive review and analysis of social studies educational research promotes improved research, assists…
Descriptors: Curriculum Research, Educational Objectives, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education
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Lunstrum, John P. – Social Studies, 1990
Examines the "Handbook of Research on Social Studies Teaching and Learning's" section on context effect. Reviews influences that shape social studies, including research, student groups, family environment, mass media (especially television), testing, curriculum mandates, and local-to-national community pressures. (CH)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Community Influence, Context Effect, Educational Research
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Pahl, Ron H. – Social Studies, 1990
Reviews the "Handbook of Research on Social Studies Teaching and Learning's" section on learner outcomes and effective teaching methods. Concludes most researchers in this section expect social studies to teach active citizenship reached through decision making within a democratic society. Examines the debate on how best to produce this…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Critical Thinking, Curriculum Research, Decision Making Skills
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Sweeney, Jo Ann Cutler; Garrett, Alan W. – Social Studies, 1990
Summarizes reviews of research reports on classroom practice in the "Handbook of Research on Social Studies Teaching and Learning." Examines textbooks, instructional grouping, teaching methods, and computer-assisted instruction (especially games and simulations), and civic education through student participation in community programs.…
Descriptors: Class Organization, Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Community Programs
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