Stories, Teaching, and the Social Studies Curriculum

Common, Dianne L.
January 1987
Theory & Research in Social Education;Winter87, Vol. 15 Issue 1, p33
Academic Journal
It is argued that the proper end for social studies is understanding. Stories, because of their form and substance, can provide the conditions necessary for understanding in social studies. Stories are educationally worthwhile for three reasons which are classified as psychological, pedagogical, and curricular.


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