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Zevin, Jack – Social Studies, 1982
As an introduction to a group of articles that argues in favor of the social sciences as a focus for social studies programs, the author describes briefly the historical development of the social studies. This history is intended to provide insight into present predicaments and dissatisfactions. (RM)
Descriptors: Educational History, Elementary Secondary Education, Intellectual Disciplines, Social Sciences
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Zevin, Jack; Lemlech, Johanna K. – Social Studies, 1977
The authors present a model to teach about conflict, classification of levels of conflict, interpretation of meanings, evaluation of consequences, and making of inferences about what could happen if everyone practiced cooperation, coalescence, and shared decision making. (Author/AV)
Descriptors: Conflict Resolution, Decision Making, Elementary Secondary Education, Models
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Zevin, Jack – Social Studies, 1978
Philosophy and social studies instruction meet in areas of clarification of meaning, examination of beliefs and values, and establishing claims for grounds to knowledge. Suggests ways to use philosophical and critical thinking to foster cognitive growth in students. Presents a sample lesson which integrates critical skills, philosophical thinking,…
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Critical Thinking, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education
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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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Rosenberg, Alan; Zevin, Jack – Social Studies, 1981
Suggests that if the concept of genocide is not integrated into our mental and moral world, we become passive or active participants in processing people for destruction. Provides definitions of the terms genocide and holocaust and eight classroom strategies to help develop understanding. (Author/KC)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Genocide