Knowing, Teaching, And Learning History

Knowing, Teaching, And Learning History

by Peter N. Stearns, Peter Seixas, Sam Wineburg
     
 

ISBN-10: 0814781411

ISBN-13: 9780814781418

Pub. Date: 09/01/2000

Publisher: New York University Press

As issues of history and memory collide in our society and in the classroom, the time is ripe to rethink the place of history in our schools. Knowing, Teaching, and Learning History represents a unique effort by an international group of scholars to understand the future of teaching and learning about the past. It will challenge the ways in which historians,

Overview

As issues of history and memory collide in our society and in the classroom, the time is ripe to rethink the place of history in our schools. Knowing, Teaching, and Learning History represents a unique effort by an international group of scholars to understand the future of teaching and learning about the past. It will challenge the ways in which historians, teachers, and students think about teaching history.

The book concerns itself first and foremost with the question, "How do students develop sophisticated historical understandings and how can teachers best encourage this process?" Recent developments in psychology, education, and historiography inform the debates that take place within Knowing, Teaching, and Learning History. This four-part volume identifies the current issues and problems in history education, then works towards a deep and considered understanding of this evolving field. The contributors to this volume link theory to practice, making crucial connections with those who teach history.

Published in conjunction with the American Historical Association.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814781418
Publisher:
New York University Press
Publication date:
09/01/2000
Pages:
482
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.25(d)

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