The Social Studies Curriculum: Purposes, Problems, and Possibilities

The Social Studies Curriculum: Purposes, Problems, and Possibilities

by E. Wayne Ross
     
 

ISBN-10: 0791434435

ISBN-13: 9780791434437

Pub. Date: 07/28/1997

Publisher: State University of New York Press

Presents a substantive overview of the issues faced in social studies curriculum design, development, and implementation, with an emphasis on diversity of purposes and forms of knowledge within social studies as a school subject.

This book offers contemporary perspectives on some of the most enduring problems facing social studies educators. The

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Presents a substantive overview of the issues faced in social studies curriculum design, development, and implementation, with an emphasis on diversity of purposes and forms of knowledge within social studies as a school subject.

This book offers contemporary perspectives on some of the most enduring problems facing social studies educators. The contributors systematically investigate a broad range of issues affecting the curriculum, enabling teachers and other curriculum workers to better understand the nature, scope, and context of curriculum concerns in today's schools.

Contributors include Jane Bernard-Powers, Terrie L. Epstein, Ronald W. Evans, Stephen C. Fleury, David Hursh, Gloria Ladson-Billings, Sandra Mathison, Cameron McCarthy, Merry M. Merryfield, Nel Noddings, David Warren Saxe, and Michael Whelan.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791434437
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
07/28/1997
Series:
SUNY series, Theory, Research, and Practice in Social Education Series
Pages:
274

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction
E. Wayne Ross

Part I: Purposes of the Social Studies Curriculum

1. The Struggle for the Social Studies Curriculum
E. Wayne Ross

2. History as the Core of Social Studies Education
Michael Whelan

3. The Unique Mission of the Social Studies
David Warren Saxe

Part II: Social Issues and the Social Studies Curriculum

4. Social Studies and Feminism
Nel Noddings

5. Gender in Social Education
Jane Bernard-Powers

6. Against the Sovereignty of Origins: Contradictions in the Experience of Racial Inequality in Education and Society
Cameron McCarthy

7. Multicalutural Social Studies: Schools as Places for Examining and Challenging Inequality
David Hursh

Part III: The Social Studies Curriculum in Practice

8. Crafting a Culturally Relevant Social Studies Approach
Gloria Ladson-Billings

9. Social Studies and the Arts
Terrie L. Epstein

10. Science in Social Stdies: Reclaiming Science for Social Knowledge
Stephen C. Fleury

11. Infusing Global Perspectives into the Social Studies Curriculum
Merry M. Merryfield

12. Teaching Social Issues: Implementing an Issues-Centered Curriculum
Ronald W. Evans

13. Assessment in Social Studies: Moving toward Authenticity
Sandra Mathison

Notes

References

Contributors

Name Index

Subject Index

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