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The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine
Roundtable on the Communication and Use of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Roundtable on the Communication and Use of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education
Teaching the Social and Behavioral Sciences in K-12 Education: Past, Present, Future

November 17, 2016

The goals of this seminar were to understand contemporary efforts to teach social and behavioral science in K-12 education, and determine next steps. Presenters and participants examined new data on the public perception of SBS in K-12, and the current efforts and goals of five SBS disciplines—psychology, sociology, anthropology, political science, and economics – and possible linkages to the social studies and science curricula. The seminar concluded with a discussion of priorities within and across these SBS disciplines for supporting the teaching of SBS in the future.


Speaker Bios
Background Materials


Overview of Teaching the Social and Behavioral Sciences in K-12 Education
Arthur Lupia (Chair),  University of Michigan

Public Perceptions of Social and Behavioral Science
Sheri Roder, Horizon Media


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