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Griffin, Susan – Social Education, 2016
Alarmed by the possibility of social studies being overlooked in this context of new national disciplinary standards, National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) and the Campaign for the Civic Mission of Schools convened a meeting of 15 national organizations representing civics, economics, geography, and history, to begin a conversation about…
Descriptors: Guidelines, Social Studies, National Organizations, Common Core State Standards
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Duncan, Arne – Social Education, 2011
Social studies teachers live with the unintended consequences of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act every day. They understand that the law has created flawed incentives for states and school districts to narrow their curricula to English and math. This fundamentally misguided practice leaves out core disciplines that are essential to a…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Democracy, Social Studies, School Districts
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Nelson, Jack L. – Social Education, 2010
Academic freedom is the freedom to inquire--to study, learn, teach, express, and debate ideas. Academic freedom is essential to education in a democracy, a professional responsibility of teachers, and the fundamental purpose for social education. These ideas occur in the traditional education literature. Academic freedom is not just a professional…
Descriptors: Intellectual Freedom, Academic Freedom, Democracy, Social Studies