Ogilvie, William K.||King, James H., 1923-2011
M.S. Ed. (Master of Education)
Department of Education
Social sciences--Study and teaching; Asia
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.
Bergeson, John Brian, "A study to determine the extent to which Asian affairs are being taught in the social studies curriculum of selected secondary schools" (1960). Graduate Research Theses & Dissertations. 811.
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