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This study was undertaken in an attempt to determine the comparative emphasis given to certain subject matter areas within the scope of the social studies. In order to obtain the information necessary for a working basis, the state courses of study were surveyed by means of a questionnaire. One of the most recent trends in the field of curriculum development, is definitely towards integration in the social studies. No doubt there are many who are confronted with the problem of comparative emphasis. With this in mind. a summary of the findings is hereby submitted for the benefit of the readers of Washington Education Journal who may be interested in the same, or similar, problems.


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