Editorial: Digital Video and Social Studies
Thomas C. Hammond, Lehigh University, United States ; John K. Lee, North Carolina State University, United States
CITE Journal Volume 10, Number 1, ISSN 1528-5804 Publisher: Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education, Waynesville, NC USA
The “social studies” as a domain of K-12 instruction is a legacy of early 20th-century Progressivism (Fallace, 2009). The movement to establish social studies was shaped and defined by such milestones as the 1916 report of the National Education Association’s Committee on Social Studies, which situated social studies within the Progressive vision of “modern education” that aimed at “social efficiency” (Committee on Social Studies, 1916, p. 9, reprinted in Nelson, 1994). This document was followed by the founding of the National Council for the Social Studies in 1921 and involvement in practitioner journals such as History Teacher’s Magazine (founded in 1909 and renamed The Social Studies in 1934). Throughout the 20th century, the social studies community has grappled with current events, crises, curricula, standards, testing, and much more.
Hammond, T.C. & Lee, J.K. (2010). Editorial: Digital Video and Social Studies. Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education, 10(1), 124-132. Waynesville, NC USA: Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education.
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