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Strategies for Elementary Social Science Education


reviewed by Dorothy J. Skeel 1968

coverTitle: Strategies for Elementary Social Science Education
Author(s): Bruce R. Joyce
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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Joyce contends that there are three basic goals directing the social studies: (1) humanistic education, (2) citizenship education, (3) intellectual education. He further concludes that these goals are compatible and learning activities can be designed to achieve them concurrently. The thesis of the book is that the child in the elementary school should receive instruction in social studies which will be centered on an examination of his social world, that he should be helped to examine social topics in such a way that he progressively learns to apply the intellectual tools of the social sciences. The author emphasizes the point that there is no conflict in the three goals of social studies, that the tactics of the social sciences are the best tools for helping the child comprehend his life and face his problems. Few would disagree with the goals of social studies even though such goals might be stated in... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 70 Number 3, 1968, p. 273-275
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 1922, Date Accessed: 10/20/2017 5:53:26 PM

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