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Elementary School Social Studies: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow


by Jere Brophy, Janet Alleman & Carolyn O'Mahony — 2000

This chapter focuses on social studies as taught in elementary schools in the United States. It addresses the purposes and goals of social studies, its evolution as a school subject, its present status, and possible future trends.


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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 99, No. 2.


Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 102 Number 8, 2000, p. 256-312
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 18712, Date Accessed: 5/25/2017 2:17:27 PM

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  • Jere Brophy
    Michigan State University
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    JERE BROPHY is a professor in the Department of Teacher Education at Michigan State University.
  • Janet Alleman
    Michigan State University
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    JANET ALLEMAN is a professor in the Department of Teacher Education at Michigan State University.
  • Carolyn O'Mahony
    Michigan State University
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    CAROLYN O'MAHONY is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Teacher Education at Michigan State University.
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