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Social Studies Education

William B. Russell

in Education

ISBN: 9780199756810
Published online December 2011 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/obo/9780199756810-0041
Social Studies Education

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Social studies education most commonly refers to the training of professional educators to teach social studies. It includes the training of social studies educators who emphasize the need for social education through the teaching of various social science disciplines (e.g., history, psychology, political science). The field of social studies education is unique and is occasionally referred to as social science education and/or history education. However, it should be noted that social science education and social studies education are often used interchangeably, but history education is a subfield of social studies education. Some may argue the opposite, because of history education’s perceived dominance in the field of social studies education, but this is neither a common nor a majority perspective. The citations included below lead a user to works that encompass the field of social studies education and the many subfields and issues that characterize this field. They have been selected because of their comprehensive nature or because of their significance in influencing the field generally or a particular direction within the brief historical evolution of social studies education.

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Subjects: Education ; Organization and Management of Education ; Philosophy and Theory of Education ; Schools Studies ; Teaching Skills and Techniques

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