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The Teaching of History in American Schools


by Abraham Ascher 1984

In many schools, in fact, the very word "history" is hardly encountered; insofar as the subject is taught it tends to be subsumed under "social studies." In recent years this situation has given rise to a considerable amount of concern among educators and parents who believe that the decline in the rigorous study of traditional history has contributed to a slippage in the quality of education of American youngsters.


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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 83, No. 2.


Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 85 Number 6, 1984, p. 74-90
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 19185, Date Accessed: 9/25/2017 11:43:44 PM

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  • Abraham Ascher
    City University of New York
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    ABRAHAM ASCHER is a Professor of History at the Graduate School of the City University of New York.
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