The Importance Of Teaching Social Issues

Author: Samuel Totten
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317657675
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John Dewey’s My Pedagogical Creed outlined his beliefs in regard to teaching and learning. In this volume, prominent contemporary teacher educators such as Diana Hess, Geneva Gay and O.L. Davis follow in Dewey’s footsteps, articulating their own pedagogical creeds as they relate to educating about social issues. Through personal stories, each contributor reveals the major concerns, tenets, and interests behind their own teaching and research, including the experiences underlying their motivation to explore social issues via the school curriculum. Rich with biographical detail, The Importance of Teaching Social Issues combines diverse voices from curriculum theory, social studies education, science education, and critical theory, providing a unique volume relevant for today’s teachers and education scholars.

Teaching Social Studies

Author: Virginia S. Wilson
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313278815
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This valuable reference overviews the past, present, and future of social studies in elementary and secondary schools. The work begins with informative introductory chapters that overview trends and themes common to all disciplines of history and the social sciences. The chapters that follow summarize and assess the development of teaching and research in particular social science disciplines. Each chapter begins with a section of reflections on the history of a discipline, followed by a section on current issues and trends, followed by a final section of projections for the future of the discipline. A final set of chapters discusses broad topics common to all social studies disciplines, such as the place of religion in the social studies curriculum, the role of writing in the social studies classroom, and the professional training of social studies teachers.

Critical Issues In Social Studies Teacher Education

Author: Susan A. Adler
Publisher: IAP
ISBN: 1593110952
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This work looks at critical issues in social studies teacher education. It covers such topics as: what social studies teachers need to know; social studies teacher education in an era of globalization; social studies teacher education for urban classrooms; and more.

Practice What You Teach

Author: Bree Picower
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415895391
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"Many teachers enter the profession with a desire to "make a difference." But given who most teachers are, where they come from, and what pressure they feel to comply with existing school policies, how can they take up this charge? Practice What You Teach follows three different groups of educators to explore the challenges of developing and supporting teachers' sense of social justice and activism at various stages of their careers: White pre-service teachers typically enrolled in most teacher education programs, a group of new teachers attempting to integrate social justice into their teaching, and experienced educators who see their teaching and activism as inextricably linked. Teacher educator Bree Picower delves into each of these group's triumphs and challenges, providing strategies and suggestions for all teachers along with her in-depth analysis. By understanding all these challenges, pre-service and in-service teachers, along with teacher educators, will be in a better position to develop the kind of political analysis that lays the foundation for teacher activism. This timely resource helps prepare and support all educators to stand up for equity and justice both inside and outside of the classroom and offers a more nuanced portrait of what the struggle to truly "make a difference" looks like"-- Provided by publisher.

Teaching Of Social Studies

Author: R. P. Pathak
Publisher: Pearson Education India
ISBN: 8131776328
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Teaching of Social Studies is a textbook that will help the students of B. Ed understand the meaning and concept of social studies. The teacher educators will also get an overview of the challenges and issues in teaching Social studies in India and will get a sound knowledge of the role of social science in national integration.

Researching And Teaching Social Issues

Author: Samuel Totten
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 9780739107270
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Researching and Teaching Social Issues is comprised of original personal essays in which noted professors of education of the last half of the twentieth century delineate the genesis and evolution of their thought and work in the field of social issues and education. In relating their personal stories, the authors discuss, among other issues in their work, their perceptions of the field, their major contributions, their current endeavors, and the legacy they think they will possibly leave upon completion of their careers.

Social Problems

Author: Donileen R. Loseke
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
ISBN: 9780202307039
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This collection of focused essays is directed at several levels of students of social problems. It is accessible to the uninitiated, who are not familiar with the constructionist literature, and aimed at those who are not particularly interested in subtle theoretical and empirical issues of concern to academics studying social problems from constructionist perspectives. Some readings focus on the construction of problems by scientists and other professionals; others examine the work of social activists, mass media, and social service personnel. Among the topics included are studies of social inequalities and individual deviance; a comparison of the images of social problems in the United States with those in other countries; and an examination of the importance of politics and power in constructing public images of social problems. Constructionist perspectives have become the leading theoretical approach for sociology and allied fields in studying social problems. Yet constructionists' impact on the teaching of social problems has been far less dramatic. Undergraduate courses on social problems are often subject to a theoretical barrage of eclectic perspectives. Just as the first social problems textbooks did almost a century ago, textbooks continue to present a series of unrelated chapters, each devoted to a particular social problem. Social Problems is an effort at systematic analysis rather than random thought on the subject. Social Problems presents detailed case studies demonstrating how constructionist perspectives can actually be applied to understand particular social problems. While these articles can be read alone, the editors have organized these selections to correspond with the chapter topics in the second edition of Donileen Loseke's Thinking about Social Problems, an accessible introduction to constructionist approaches. At the same time, some instructors who use this edited collection might wish to provide their own mix to the selection process. Many of the contributions make multiple points and so reasonably could be used to illustrate other basic texts or classic studies in the field of social problems. Donileen R. Loseke is professor of sociology at the University of South Florida. Joel Best is professor and chair, Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice, University of Delaware. He has also served as an advisory editor for Aldine in the area of social problems.

Controversial History Education In Asian Contexts

Author: Mark Baildon
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135014213
Size: 67.10 MB
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This book examines both history textbook controversies AND teaching historical controversy in Asian contexts. The different perspectives provided by the book’s authors offer numerous insights, examples, and approaches for understanding historical controversy to provide a practical gold mine for scholars and practitioners. The book provides case studies of history textbook controversies ranging from treatments of the Nanjing Massacre to a comparative treatment of Japanese occupation in Vietnamese and Singaporean textbooks to the differences in history textbooks published by secular and Hindu nationalist governments in India. It also offers a range of approaches for teaching historical controversy in classrooms. These include Structured Academic Controversy, the use of Japanese manga, teaching controversy through case studies, student facilitated discussion processes, and discipline-based approaches that can be used in history classrooms. The book’s chapters will help educational researchers and curricularists consider new approaches for curriculum design, curriculum study, and classroom research.

Research Methods In Social Studies Education

Author: Keith C. Barton
Publisher: IAP
ISBN: 1593114540
Size: 70.10 MB
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This volume fills a significant gap in the scholarship on social studies education by providing thoughtful reflections on research methods in the field. It is not a "how to" guide but an exploration of key issues related to the design and implementation of empirical studies. The authors are active researchers who use varied methods in diverse settings-including historical research, international comparative studies, survey research, interviews with students and teachers, classroom observations, self-studies and action research, and emancipatory methodologies. They use their own experiences to examine such topics as the conceptualization of research questions, relationships with participants, researchers' identities, and elicitation of students' and teachers' thinking. This collection should become indispensable for both beginning and experienced scholars in social studies.

Issues In Art And Design Teaching

Author: Nicholas Addison
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415266697
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Arguing for a critical approach to art and design curriculum, this volume draws together a range of ethical and pedagogical issues for trainee and newly qualified teachers of art and design, in both primary and secondary schools.