What Do Social Studies Teachers Really Think?
Memorizing Facts, Dates Still Has an Important Place
Most high school social studies teachers believe it is important to teach students to “respect and appreciate their country,” but also to “know its shortcomings,” according to a study based on a national teacher survey.
A report on the findings, released late last month by the American Enterprise Institute , also says that the public school teachers polled generally lack confidence that their students are learning what they are expected to learn, and that a majority believe that social studies is not treated as “an...
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