Sociological Determination Of Objectives In Education

Paperback | January 16, 2012

byDavid Snedden

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This historic book may have numerous typos or missing text. Not indexed. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1921. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER X THE OBJECTIVES OF HISTORY AS A SOCIAL SCIENCE STUDY From the standpoint of educational sociology the study of history occupies a very peculiar place. Certain studies of history have, like Latin and mathematics, long taken definite traditional forms. No one doubts that certain studies in history, as well as a variety of the materials from history, will prove essential to a realization of many of the specific objectives of social education, once these shall have been defined. But beyond this all is opinion. The historians and the social scientists are far from agreed as to what purposes should be served, as well as what can be served by the historical studies at particular levels of school education. It is here intended first to discuss certain problems that naturally arise from the application to the teaching of history in our secondary schools of the tests suggested by Mr. Abraham Flexner in his pamphlet, "A Modern School." "Let us restate our guiding thesis; modern education (as it should be) will include nothing simply because tradition recommends it or because its inutility has not been conclusively established. It proceeds in precisely the opposite way; it includes nothing for which an affirmative case can not now be made out." It is designed in the second place to discuss certain possibilities of adaptation and readjustment in organization and presentation of the social sciences, including history, as means or instruments in secondary education, which might render them capable of meeting the standards set up by Mr. Flexner. I. WHAT IS SCHOOL HISTORY? But just what is this secondary-school history which we are to examine? What is being taught, and, so far as we can ascertain them, what are the objectives controlling in its teaching? In the fi...

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This historic book may have numerous typos or missing text. Not indexed. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1921. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER X THE OBJECTIVES OF HISTORY AS A SOCIAL SCIENCE STUDY From the standpoint of educational sociology the study of history...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:90 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.19 inPublished:January 16, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217874657

ISBN - 13:9780217874656

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