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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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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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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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McGuire, Margit E. – Social Education, 1992
Discusses society in the future. Expresses concern over social problems and misuse by the media of terms relating to diversity and multiculturalism. Lists themes for effective instruction in social studies as integration of topics and meaningful, challenging, active, and value-based learning. Urges that self-esteem, mutual respect, and cooperative…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethical Instruction