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Newmann, Fred M. – Social Education, 1988
Evaluates E. D. Hirsch, Jr.'s proposal for cultural literacy against four standards: clarity, rationale, feasibility, and opportunity cost. Identifying serious flaws in the proposal, Newmann states that the term "cultural literacy" is ambiguous, presents Hirsch's rationale and its shortcomings, argues that the proposal is not feasible,…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Educational Philosophy, Educational Theories
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Stahl, Robert J. – Social Education, 1995
Asserts that negative behaviors and attitudes prevent sustained academic environments. Recommends practical ideas and perspectives to bring changes that contribute to greater student success. Includes two figures depicting an information-constructivist model of school learning and four major components of curriculum decision making. (CFR)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational Improvement
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Risinger, C. Frederick – Social Education, 1991
Presents the presidential address of the 1990 National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) annual meeting. Contends the current debate over social studies curriculum should continue to examine a variety of curriculum models. Argues the source of curriculum content should reside in the citizenry. Maintains educators must redirect their energies…
Descriptors: Citizenship, Curriculum Development, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education
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Schillings, Denny – Social Education, 1994
Presents a speech by the president of the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS), given at the organization's annual meeting. Discusses the national standards movement and contends that the NCSS standards integrate knowledge from the full spectrum of the social sciences and the humanities. (CFR)
Descriptors: Course Content, Cultural Pluralism, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Guides
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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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Tucker, Jan L. – Social Education, 1988
Presents the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) presidential address to the annual meeting in Dallas on November 15, 1987. Examines the future direction of NCSS and discusses global interdependence as a challenge that must be given more emphasis in the social studies curriculum of the United States. (GEA)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Global Approach, Instructional Innovation, International Relations