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Senesh, Lawrence – Social Studies, 1993
Reviews the history and development of the "Our Working World" elementary textbook series, an example of the New Social Studies reform movement of the 1960s and 1970s. Describes the Organic Curriculum, which integrated the fundamental ideas of five social science disciplines. Maintains that implementing the K-6 program all at once was an…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Curriculum Development, Discovery Learning, Economics
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Penna, Anthony N. – Social Studies, 1995
Describes the origins, development, and products of the slow- learner social studies curriculum development project at Carnegie-Mellon University (Pennsylvania) in the late 1960s. Maintains that this project represented the last wave of curriculum projects to emerge from the national reform efforts following Sputnik. (CFR)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational Environment, Educational History
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Fraenkel, Jack R. – Social Studies, 1994
Describes the author's first meeting with curriculum specialist Hilda Taba and his subsequent work on the Taba Curriculum Project. Discusses the project's objectives, major features, and the instructional strategies necessary for implementation. Concludes by discussing Taba's impact on curriculum design and development. (CFR)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Cognitive Processes, Concept Formation, Course Content
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Rader, William D. – Social Studies, 1995
Describes the origins, development, and activities of the Elementary School Economics Project at the University of Chicago during the "New Social Studies" era of the 1960s. Maintains that the program was compatible with the social science and inquiry-based instructional strategies popular at that time. (CFR)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Economic Factors, Economics, Economics Education
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Beyer, Barry K. – Social Studies, 1994
Contends that what is being proposed as thoughtful or authentic teaching in the social studies, particularly in geography and history, is similar to the "New Social Studies" movement of the 1960s and 1970s. Discusses the origins, development, and decline of the new social studies, using one program, Project Africa, as a model. (CFR)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Discovery Learning, Educational Change, Educational History
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Keels, Oliver M. – Social Studies, 1994
Describes the founding and evolution of "The Social Studies," by Albert E. McKinley in 1909. Identifies the struggle between historians and social studies educators for the "soul" of the magazine during the 1930s. Concludes that the magazine has served both history education and social studies education well. (CFR)
Descriptors: Editors, Educational Change, Educational History, Educational Trends
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Marker, Perry M. – Social Studies, 1995
Maintains that struggle has been part of Vietnamese history. Asserts that a new social studies curriculum focuses on the context of historical struggle against foreign domination combined with contemporary socialism and communism. Describes the Vietnamese educational system with particular focus on secondary social studies. (CFR)
Descriptors: Colonialism, Communism, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Traits
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Kuiper, Wilmad; van den Akker, Jan – Social Studies, 1995
Reports on an evaluative study of a secondary level civics curriculum in the Netherlands. Finds a discrepancy between the curriculum plans of the developers and the classroom implementation of the curriculum. Recommends an implementation-oriented development strategy with emphasis on early and intensive formative evaluation. (CFR)
Descriptors: Active Learning, Citizenship Education, Civics, Curriculum Development