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The Social Studies Curriculum: Purposes, Problems, and Possibilites
     

The Social Studies Curriculum: Purposes, Problems, and Possibilites

by E. Ross
 
The newly revised edition of The Social Studies Curriculum presents the definitive overview of the primary issues facing teachers creating learning experiences for students in social studies. The book connects the diverse elements of the social studies curriculum-global education, social issues-centered education, and the roles of history, and the arts and

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The newly revised edition of The Social Studies Curriculum presents the definitive overview of the primary issues facing teachers creating learning experiences for students in social studies. The book connects the diverse elements of the social studies curriculum-global education, social issues-centered education, and the roles of history, and the arts and sciences-thereby offering a unique and contemporary perspective, one that separates it from other texts used in today's social studies classrooms. Thoroughly updated, this edition includes new material on the use of literature in social studies classrooms, inclusive education, citizenship education, and the impact of standards and high stakes testing on social studies curriculum and pedagogy.

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From the Publisher
E. Wayne Ross has assembled an impressive collection of scholars, scholar-activists, and teacher educators to rethink the purposes, problems, and possibilities of the social studies curriculum. This reevaluation is especially needed in light of escalating sociopolitical trends that are affecting teaching and learning in K-12 classrooms-trends such as curriculum standardization, standardized testing, rampaging racism and classicism, as well as recurring sexism and other forms of oppression. As a social educator I am committed to preparing social studies teachers who think of themselves as competent curriculum developers and caring instructors in pursuit of an excellent and equitable education for all of their students. The revised edition of The Social Studies Curriculum serves to reaffirm this commitment for me.— Ceola Ross Baber, Associate Professor of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791490600
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
09/18/2009
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

E. Wayne Ross is Associate Professor in the School of Education and Human Development at the State University of New York at Binghamton. He is the coeditor of Teacher Personal Theorizing: Connecting Curriculum Practice, Theory, and Research (also published by SUNY Press), and of Democratic Social Education: Social Studies for Social Change.

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