Publication Date

1960

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Ogilvie, William K.||King, James H., 1923-2011

Degree Name

M.S. Ed. (Master of Education)

Department

Department of Education

LCSH

Social sciences--Study and teaching||Asia

Abstract

In recent years there has been much attention and criticism directed at our secondary school curriculum. Most of this criticism has been levied at our science and Mathematics program. However, other areas have been recipients of this discontent also. The social studios have not escaped this blast of criticism. In the words of one educator our present social studies progress are "obsolete and dangerously so”.1 He also adds that they provide "less than adequate treatment of today’s pressing problem and barely touch on the lands that lie outside the Western world”.2 Historians and other learned people have observed that many crises develop when a nation or a civilization shake loose from their old traditions, custom and cultures and grope wildly about for new ones. Since Admiral Perry visited Japan, Asia has been continually discarding old ideas and trying new ones. This has been especially evident since the end of the Second World War. Asia is now engaged in a struggle between the ideologies of the Communist nations and those of the democracies.

Comments

Includes bibliographical references.||2 unnumbered pages between pages 51 and 52.

Extent

v, 52 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

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In Copyright

Rights Statement 2

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Text

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