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Shaver, James P. – Social Studies, 1990
Provides an overview to the "Handbook of Research on Social Studies Teaching and Learning," a project sponsored by the National Council for the Social Studies. Identifies the handbook's organization and major topics. Argues this comprehensive review and analysis of social studies educational research promotes improved research, assists…
Descriptors: Curriculum Research, Educational Objectives, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education
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Lunstrum, John P. – Social Studies, 1990
Examines the "Handbook of Research on Social Studies Teaching and Learning's" section on context effect. Reviews influences that shape social studies, including research, student groups, family environment, mass media (especially television), testing, curriculum mandates, and local-to-national community pressures. (CH)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Community Influence, Context Effect, Educational Research
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Pahl, Ron H. – Social Studies, 1990
Reviews the "Handbook of Research on Social Studies Teaching and Learning's" section on learner outcomes and effective teaching methods. Concludes most researchers in this section expect social studies to teach active citizenship reached through decision making within a democratic society. Examines the debate on how best to produce this…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Critical Thinking, Curriculum Research, Decision Making Skills
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Longstreet, Wilma S. – Social Studies, 1990
Analyzes chapters on epistemology and methodology in the "Handbook of Research on Social Studies Teaching and Learning." Laments the imprecise definition concerning the epistemological nature of the social studies. Concludes the handbook does not clarify this definition and that social studies research reflects this missing broader…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Content Analysis, Educational Objectives, Educational Research
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Ochoa, Anna S. – Social Studies, 1990
Reviews the "Handbook of Research on Social Studies Teaching and Learning's" section on students. Examines currentness of research comprehensiveness, clarity, and evaluative analysis. Specifically analyzes chapters on student development, educationally disadvantaged, culturally diverse, and gifted students. Finds the section reveals the…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Classroom Research, Cooperative Learning, Cultural Differences
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Zevin, Jack – Social Studies, 1990
Analyzes the "Handbook of Research on Social Studies Teaching and Learnings'" section on teachers. Focuses on research on teaching, history of teaching, and teacher education, characteristics, and competence in the social studies field. Concludes the handbook reveals the impoverished nature of research on social studies teaching,…
Descriptors: Classroom Research, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Research Problems
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Contreras, Gloria – Social Studies, 1990
Summarizes reviews of research in the "Handbook of Research on Social Studies Teaching and Learning," concerning international perspectives. Analyzes social studies research in England, Eastern Europe, and Africa, seeing modern citizenship as a unifying theme. Stresses the value to U.S. educators of comparative cross-national studies.…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Comparative Education, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Exchange