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Social Studies in Relation to the Total Elementary-School Program


by Helen Heffernan — 1957

Into the elementary schools come the raw materials of our democracy. Here these children—the bright, the less well-endowed, the timid, the forward, every kind from every manner of home and background—meet as members of a distinct social group. Their experiences in this group will influence, for better or worse, their lifelong attitudes and ideas regarding ways of living and working together in a democratic society.


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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 56, No. 2.


Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 58 Number 10, 1957, p. 120-128
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 20007, Date Accessed: 10/17/2017 11:16:26 AM

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  • Helen Heffernan
    California State Department of Education
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    HELEN HEFFERNAN is the Chief of the Bureau of Elementary Education in the California State Department of Education.
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