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Making Sense of Social Studies


reviewed by Stephen J. Thornton 1992

coverTitle: Making Sense of Social Studies
Author(s): David Jenness
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
ISBN: 0029211557, Pages: , Year:
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In Making Sense of Social Studies, David Jenness takes on a daunting task. The social studies field has long been the arena for frequently shrill curriculum debates. Jenness’s primary focus is the history of the often troubled relationships between social studies in the schools and the social subjects in the universities. It is a timely focus given current curriculum battles—particularly attempts to substitute a subject-based core, with history and geography as the mainstays, for the coalition of subject-based courses and more issues oriented, multidisciplinary courses that has been the curricular norm for several generations.1 Jenness notes that “to some of those professionally involved with higher scholarship and research, the very name ‘social studies’ evidently indicates a suspect, perhaps a hypothetical entity—which some other name would make more real” (p. xvii). He finds this “puzzling" because both his generation and their offspring took social studies courses in the schools: Why does the... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 93 Number 4, 1992, p. 738-741
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 283, Date Accessed: 10/24/2017 7:11:18 AM

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