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Rallis, Donald N.; Rallis, Helen – Social Studies, 1995
Maintains that the nature and role of geography within social studies has been a major area of debate since 1916. Asserts that geography relies too heavily on rote memorization of facts and neglects geographic thinking. Contends that geography teachers share the blame for this and must change their teaching and evaluation methods. (CFR)
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Educational Change, Educational History, Elementary Secondary Education
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Switzer, Thomas J. – Social Studies, 1993
Describes the Sociological Resources for the Social Studies (SRSS) materials developed during the "New Social Studies" period in the 1960s and 1970s. Concludes that the limited success of the program was a result of not including school administrators in dissemination efforts. (CFR)
Descriptors: Controversial Issues (Course Content), Curriculum Development, Educational History, Educational Innovation
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Barr, Hugh – Social Studies, 1993
Reviews the history, characteristics, and impact of the New Social Studies movement in the United States during the 1960s and 1970s. Describes the educational goals, teaching methods, and instructional materials commonly used in the New Zealand social studies curriculum. (CFR)
Descriptors: Course Content, Critical Thinking, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Guides
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Oswald, James M. – Social Studies, 1993
Traces the origins, growth, and decline of the "New Social Studies" movement between 1960 and 1975. Identifies the movement's curriculum projects, individual leaders, and materials. Discusses reasons for its decline and suggests that the 1990s may bring a revival of another period of social studies reform and innovation. (CFR)
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational History
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Goetz, William W. – Social Studies, 1994
Reviews the New Social Studies reform movement of the 1960s and 1970s. Discusses the learning theories that provided the foundation for the movement. Contends that, although the movement faded in the mid-1980s, the impact can still be found in some instructional methods and materials. (CFR)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational History, Educational Objectives
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Flynn, Patrice – Social Studies, 1995
Discusses the historical and contemporary relationships between global competition and education. Compares similarities between educational initiatives following the launch of Sputnik and those of the Goals 2000 program. Provides examples to encourage students to think about the new world order in social studies classrooms. (CFR)
Descriptors: Competition, Curriculum Development, Economic Factors, Economics
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Evans, Ronald W. – Social Studies, 1989
Reviews the history of social studies as an integrated, issue-centered field of study from its inception within the progressive movement to the present. Summarizes major curricular development projects within the issues-centered orientation and speculates on the decline of the problems approach in social studies education. (SLM)
Descriptors: Controversial Issues (Course Content), Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational History