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The Social Studies: An Overview


by John Jarolimek 1981

This chapter makes no attempt to establish what a social studies education means today or to capture the enormous diversity that characterizes social studies at the present time. Rather, this chapter provides a general overview of how social studies came to be what it is and where it appears to be going. Some of the subsequent chapters in this volume provide elaboration on many of the points made briefly in this chapter.


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This article originally appeared in NSSE Yearbook Vol. 80, No. 2.


Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 82 Number 6, 1981, p. 3-18
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 19160, Date Accessed: 10/22/2017 11:43:22 AM

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  • John Jarolimek
    University of Washington
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    JOHN JAROLIMEK is a professor in the College of Education at the University of Washington.
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