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The Importance of Teaching Social Issues: Our Pedagogical Creeds / Edition 1

The Importance of Teaching Social Issues: Our Pedagogical Creeds / Edition 1

by Samuel Totten
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ISBN-13: 9781138788534
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 08/11/2014
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 274
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Samuel Totten is Professor Emeritus of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Arkansas.

Table of Contents

Preface: Education in a Time of Crisis-H. Svi Shapiro. Introduction-Samuel Totten. PART ONE: THE IMPERATIVE. 1. The Imperative to Incorporate a Study of Social Issues into the School Curriculum-Samuel Totten. 2. The Social Issues Education Imperative-William G. Wraga. 3. Authentic Teaching is Venturing into Uncertainty-Geneva Gay. 4. Roots, Branches, and Shoots-Margaret Smith Crocco. 5. A Creed for the Non-Religious: Intellectual Freedom-Jack Nelson. 6. Opening Up to Inquiry-Jack Zevin. 7. Teaching About Social Issues and Concerns Need Not Be an “All or None” Circumstance-O.L. Davis. PART TWO: UNDERPINNING DEMOCRATIC SOCIETY. 8. The Challenge of Teaching About and For Democracy when Democracy is so Troubled-Diana E. Hess. 9. Imagining and Constructing Social Democracy: An Educator’s Creed-William R. Fernekes. 10. Preparing Effective Citizens via an Issues Centered Approach-Mark A. Previte. 11. From Controversy to Decisionmaking: The Heart of Social Issues Instruction-William B. Russell III. PART THREE: CRITICAL STUDIES. 12. "Prepare to Be on Center Stage": A Critical, Issues-Centered Approach to Teaching for Social Understanding-Ronald W. Evans. 13. Teaching to Change the World?-Carlos Alberto Torres. 14. Teaching for Change: Social Education and Critical Knowledge of Everyday Life-E. Wayne Ross. 15. Knowledge, Education and Power: A Social Justice Pedagogical Creed-Charlene Johnson-Carter. 16. From Voicing to Naming to Re-humanization-Miguel Zavala. 17. Positionality, Recognition, and Dialogue in Democratic Education-Steven P. Camicia. PART FOUR: MOVING FROM THE CLASSROOM INTO THE WORLD. 18. Searching for Understanding, Finding the Peacemakers-Elizabeth Yeager Washington. 19. Delving into the World within and Beyond the Classroom Door: Lessons About Inequality and Opportunity-Chara Haeussler Bohan. 20. Questioning and Blurring Boundaries in a Context of Change: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education-Barbara Solomon Spector. 21. Developing Global Consciousness-Merry M. Merryfield. 22. Big History as Core Curriculum-Cynthia Brown. 23. The Centrality of Students and Their Appreciation and Understanding of Social Issues-Robert E. Yager. Appendix: “My Pedagogic Creed”-John Dewey.

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