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Rawitsch, Don – Social Education, 1983
Many of the factors that go into evaluating computer courseware are the same ones educators have been applying to all instructional materials long before computers entered the classroom. Discussed are some effective ways for locating computer courseware and instruction and computer related evaluation factors. (RM)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Programs, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria
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Deluca, Nicholas M. – Social Education, 1983
Six concerns that an administrator would have about the introduction and adoption of computers in the social studies classroom would include teacher acceptance, relationship to the existing instructional structure, client demand and support, school board commitment, realistic expectations, and software development. (RM)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Board of Education Policy, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Programs
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Cole, Paul – Social Education, 1982
Discusses two approaches for teaching labor studies at the elementary secondary levels: elective courses and the infusion of labor topics into existing curricula. Sources of classroom materials are listed. (AM)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Elective Courses, Elementary Secondary Education, Fused Curriculum
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Allen, Michael G. – Social Education, 1988
Offers a series of recommendations for middle grades social studies reflecting a conscious commitment to three educational goals: (1) personal development; (2) communication and learning skills; and (3) on history, government, and geography; use of a variety of teaching methods; and recognition of the uniqueness of middle school students. (GEA)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Improvement, Junior High Schools, Middle Schools
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Gifford, Bernard R.; Gillett, Paula – Social Education, 1986
Examines the challenges the new immigration presents to the public schools. Offers successful responses to these challenges and identifies positive contributions which may result from recent immigration trends. (JDH)
Descriptors: Acculturation, Bilingual Education, Citizenship Education, Civics
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Wilson, Angene – Social Education, 1986
Describes ways in which schools can help immigrant children overcome refugee trauma, differences in language, culture, religion, and problems arising because of social stratification and prejudice in American society. Reviews the benefits derived by all students from successful educational practices. (JDH)
Descriptors: Acculturation, Bilingual Education, Citizenship Education, Civics
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Carroll, Rives Fowlkes – Social Education, 1988
Discusses a program at the John Eaton Elementary School in Washington, D.C. in which the students are taught about the People's Republic of China. Describes implementation of this interdisciplinary curriculum and concludes that the program helped promote better understanding of Chinese culture. (GEA)
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Training, Cultural Differences, Cultural Education, Cultural Interrelationships
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Cogan, John J. – Social Education, 1986
Presents views of four Chinese visiting scholars regarding social, political, and economic conditions in China. Contemporary conditions are contrasted with previous periods, exposing some of the misconceptions which are typical of U.S. citizens who have failed to keep up with China's development. (JDH)
Descriptors: Chinese Culture, Cultural Exchange, History Instruction, Intercultural Communication
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Anderson, Randall C. – Social Education, 1986
Argues that geography can be made more relevant in today's social studies if it is presented as the study of the environmental impact of culture. This theme is illustrated by contrasting cultural influences which shaped the physically similar east and southeastern regions of China and the U.S. (JDH)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Geography, Geography Instruction, Human Geography