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Social studies: Some gulfs and priorities


by Howard D. Mehlinger 1981

Many problems besetting social studies have been explicated in preceding chapters. This essay makes no attempt to summarize all that has been set forth earlier. Rather, it will account for much of the malaise in social studies by identifying and describing three "gulfs" that cripple the social studies and by pointing out how these gulfs affect the capacity of the field to respond to its most pressing "priorities."


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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. 244-269
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 19180, Date Accessed: 10/23/2017 5:54:59 AM

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  • Howard Mehlinger
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    HOWARD D. MEHLINGER is a professor in the School of Education at Indiana University.
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