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Passe, Jeff – Social Studies, 1994
Reports on a study of early field experience activities in 22 teacher education programs. Concludes that the goals of most field experiences programs are seldom achieved. Recommends more institutional support and field experience assignments geared to self-reflection and analysis. (CFR)
Descriptors: Cooperating Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education, Experiential Learning, Field Experience Programs
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Laney, James D. – Social Studies, 1993
Asserts that economics education is a desirable goal for the elementary curriculum because elementary students can learn and understand economic concepts. Reviews four "Teaching-Learning Principles" based on empirical research about learning effectiveness. Applies these principles to economic concepts such as scarcity, cost-benefit analysis, and…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Curriculum Development, Economics, Economics Education
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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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Sweeney, Jo Ann Cutler; Garrett, Alan W. – Social Studies, 1990
Summarizes reviews of research reports on classroom practice in the "Handbook of Research on Social Studies Teaching and Learning." Examines textbooks, instructional grouping, teaching methods, and computer-assisted instruction (especially games and simulations), and civic education through student participation in community programs.…
Descriptors: Class Organization, Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Community Programs
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Schug, Mark C.; And Others – Social Studies, 1994
Asserts that public choice theory, a perspective most closely associated with economics and political science, could be used in social studies education to provide new insights into the behavior of students and teachers. Includes a table applying public choice theory to two curriculum and instruction problems. (CFR)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Economic Factors, Economic Research, Economics
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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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Kaltsounis, Theodore – Social Studies, 1990
Evaluates the "Handbook of Research on Social Studies Teaching and Learning's" section on interrelations between social studies and other curriculum areas (art, music, literature, science, technology, reading, and writing). Commends the section for advocating integration of curriculum and for showing how limited research is for teaching…
Descriptors: Art Education, Cognitive Style, Content Area Reading, Curriculum Development