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Roselle, Daniel – Social Education, 1974
This guide gives parents answers to seven questions: (1) What are the social studies? (2) How are the social studies taught? (3) Why do social studies educators say that knowing information is not enough? (4) Why are there so many social studies courses? (5) What is happening to the language of the social studies? (6) What issues are discussed in…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Trends, Elementary Education, Guidelines
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Clark, Todd – Social Education, 1987
Cites examples of private attacks and governmental restrictions on academic freedom. Contends that teachers must explicitly teach the importance of free inquiry in an open society; and that school districts must have written procedures in place for dealing with complaints. (JDH)
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Administrative Policy, Censorship, Elementary Secondary Education
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Rich, John Martin – Social Education, 1987
Clarifies and explains the ideologies and potential justifications of censorship efforts. Offers recommendations and procedures for maintaining an atmosphere with ample freedom to learn and positive community relations. (JDH)
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Censorship, Conflict, Elementary Secondary Education
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Weil, Jonathan S. – Social Education, 1987
States that academic freedom is probably better described today as a protected interest rather than a right. Offers a set of policy guidelines for handling censorship efforts. Includes a sample statement of policy on the selection and reconsideration of instructional materials. (JDH)
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Board of Education Policy, Censorship, Citizenship
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Cogan, John J.; Enloe, Walter – Social Education, 1987
Describes two recent international incidents which tell a great deal about the Japanese "world view." The incidents regard the content of a new Japanese history textbook (protested by South Korea), and alleged racist remarks of Prime Minister Nakasone. Claims the two are related and provide lessons for our own version of history and conduct. (JDH)
Descriptors: Conflict, Ethnocentrism, Global Approach, Intercultural Communication
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Lounsbury, John H. – Social Education, 1988
Argues that the greatest deficiency in U.S. education is the development of behavior that is attitude and value-driven, not information-driven. Urges social studies teachers to recognize that middle school education is a moral enterprise and adjust examples, discussion, and teaching activities accordingly. Reviews research and instructional…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Critical Thinking, Curriculum Development, Instructional Improvement
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Hodges, James O. – Social Education, 1987
This article presents a compilation of computer resources for elementary and secondary social studies. Included are books, software directories, periodicals, journal articles on classroom applications, selected software with ordering information, and information about on- line data bases. (JDH)
Descriptors: Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Materials
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Foyle, Harvey C.; Bailey, Gerald D. – Social Education, 1988
Reviews research to answer under what conditions, if any, does homework make a difference in student achievement. Provides a brief history of the homework debate. Reviews 84 homework experiments conduced between 1904 and 1984. Concludes that most studies found homework beneficial. (JDH)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Classroom Research, Educational History, Elementary Secondary Education
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Eaton, Jana Sackman – Social Education, 1999
Illustrates that China has been undergoing an unprecedented rapidity of change. Discusses the high unemployment rates, job markets, reform movements, differences in economic equality, the role of the National People's Congress, and the changing political climate. Reveals that freedom is subtly beginning to permeate the lives of Chinese citizens.…
Descriptors: Area Studies, Communism, Economic Change, Economic Factors
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Bragaw, Donald H. – Social Education, 1986
This article provides a brief history of the development of the 1984 National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) scope and sequence document and introduces the series of articles in this issue. (JDH)
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, History
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Woyach, Robert B.; Remy, Richard C. – Social Education, 1988
Analyzes critical problems associated with teaching world studies. Cautions that failure to conceptualize courses has lead to an overemphasis on either general or concrete material and lack of instructional diversity. Suggests methodology for conceptualizing courses. Points out the conflicting demands made upon a well conceptualized social studies…
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, Curriculum Development, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education
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Joseph, Pamela B. – Social Education, 1989
Poses ethical questions related to social studies education and professional values in five case studies illustrating the six principles of the National Council for Social Studies (NCSS) Code of Ethics. Raises questions about the NCSS's involvement in overseeing professional ethics and encourages discussion about ethical principles. (LS)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Codes of Ethics, Discussion, Ethics
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White, Charles S. – Social Education, 1989
Provides a practical guide for evaluators of social studies courseware derived from a general evaluation instrument and the National Council for Social Studies' curriculum specific guidelines. The criteria address content, instructional, and technical quality, as well as social studies knowledge, skill development, and values. Includes a sample…
Descriptors: Courseware, Elementary Secondary Education, Guidelines, Instructional Material Evaluation
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O'Neil, Robert M. – Social Education, 1987
Contends that universities must be concerned with efforts to censor elementary and secondary schools' academic freedom. Reports on the American Association of University Professors' (AAUP) recommendations for promoting and protecting academic freedom. The recommendations are targeted at universities, academic disciplines, and individual faculty…
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Censorship, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
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Parker, Walter C. – Social Education, 1988
Asks how intellectual development is tied to social setting. Considers this question from three perspectives: republican, cognitive developmental, and historical-materialists. Concludes that each recognizes that thinking is a product of social conditions. Discusses the importance for social studies education in terms of content and…
Descriptors: Background, Cognitive Development, Community Relations, Elementary Secondary Education
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