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THE CHANGES THAT PRESERVICE TEACHERS HAVE SEEN IN THE ATTITUDES OF TEACHERS ABOUT SOCIAL STUDIES IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS

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2014
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Ever since national legislation has become involved in the testing of our students, the face of social studies education in elementary school classrooms has changed drastically. With the passage of Goals 2000 in 1993, social studies instruction in elementary school classrooms has seen a steep decline in the time allotted. Also, the attitude of administrators and teachers in elementary schools has taken away the importance of social studies in the classroom. While social studies has seen a big change in the amount of time dedicated to instruction in the past 20 years, there is still hope for the important topics that are taught in elementary social studies classes. The results of 69 preservice elementary teachers who responded to my survey regarding time allotted to social studies education revealed that more than half had only observed social studies in the elementary classroom even once. In my research, I have concluded that teachers have been making up for time lost in social studies by adding it to the other core subjects taught throughout the day.
Title: THE CHANGES THAT PRESERVICE TEACHERS HAVE SEEN IN THE ATTITUDES OF TEACHERS ABOUT SOCIAL STUDIES IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS.
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Name(s): Syracuse, Katherine, Author
Trimble-Spalding, Lee-Anne, Committee Chair
University of Central Florida, Degree Grantor
Type of Resource: text
Date Issued: 2014
Publisher: University of Central Florida
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Ever since national legislation has become involved in the testing of our students, the face of social studies education in elementary school classrooms has changed drastically. With the passage of Goals 2000 in 1993, social studies instruction in elementary school classrooms has seen a steep decline in the time allotted. Also, the attitude of administrators and teachers in elementary schools has taken away the importance of social studies in the classroom. While social studies has seen a big change in the amount of time dedicated to instruction in the past 20 years, there is still hope for the important topics that are taught in elementary social studies classes. The results of 69 preservice elementary teachers who responded to my survey regarding time allotted to social studies education revealed that more than half had only observed social studies in the elementary classroom even once. In my research, I have concluded that teachers have been making up for time lost in social studies by adding it to the other core subjects taught throughout the day.
Identifier: CFH0004696 (IID), ucf:45250 (fedora)
Note(s): 2014-12-01
B.S.
Education, School of Teaching, Learning and Leadership
Bachelors
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Subject(s): elementary
education
social studies
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Host Institution: UCF

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