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.

Social Issues

Author: Vonessa L. Toczynski
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I began this qualitative case study on art activism in the Art Education classroom because I wanted to find the benefits of employing an activist curriculum in an art classroom. I also wanted to learn methods and strategies for this type of teaching. I choose two middle school art teachers and seventy of their sixth and seventh grade students in six of their art classes. Both teachers had been teaching for over five years and said they incorporated social issues and contemporary art, as well as encouraged activism in their art room. In this study, I was an observer participant and collected data through semi-structured interviews with teachers and students, observations, and student artwork. My findings suggested that a critical pedagogy framework allowed for a democratic classroom, with freedom for students to work as a team with the educator; the teacher was not a dictator, but a mentor. A sense of comfort and respect was formed between teacher and student through humor and the teacher "being real," which refers to the teachers' honesty, opinion sharing, and openness to allow students into their own personal lives. This type of teaching also addressed social issues through contemporary art, and how, as activists, students can promote change now and in their future as prospering citizens. The teachers at both middle schools also were teaching based on their own strengths, sharing knowledge of certain subject matter, creating their own meaningful artwork they shared with students, and accentuating their strong points as they delivered their lessons and ideas to students. My research supported the above ideas. Uncovering these methods and strategies used to teach in this manner may encourage other teachers to begin to open up to the world of contemporary art, social issues, and activism to benefit student learning.

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.

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.

Handbook On Teaching Social Issues

Author: Ronald W. Evans
Publisher: IAP
ISBN: 0879860715
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This handbook explores the issues-centered curriculum for social studies teaching and how student performance reflects an intellectual capacity to address public issues. The book is divided into 11 parts with essays to address specific aspects of the approach. The foreword, written by Shirley Engle, establishes a context for issues-based curriculum. Essays include: "Defining Issues-Centered Education" (Ronald W. Evans; Fred M. Newmann; David Warren Saxe); "Building a Rationale for Issues-Centered Education" (Anna S. Ochoa-Becker); "The Engle-Ochoa Decision Making Model for Citizenship Education" (Rodney F. Allen); "Using Issues in the Teaching of American History" (David Warren Saxe); "World History and Issues-Centered Instruction" (Richard E. Gross); "Issues-Centered Approaches to Teaching Geography Courses" (A. David Hill; Salvatore J. Natoli); "Issues-Centered Global Education" (Merry M. Merryfield; Connie S. White); "An Approach to Issues-Oriented Economic Education" (Beverly J. Armento; Francis W. Rushing; Wayne A. Cook); "Teaching Issues-Centered Anthropology, Sociology, and Psychology" (Jerry A. Ligon; George W. Chilcoat); "Issue-Centered Curricula and Instruction at the Middle Level" (Samuel Totten; Jon Pedersen); "An Issues-Centered Curriculum for High School Social Studies" (Ronald W. Evans; Jerry Brodkey); "Assessing Student Learning of an Issue-Oriented Curriculum" (Walter C. Parker); "International Social Studies: Alternative Futures" (James L. Barth); "International Relations/Foreign Policy Teaching Resources" (Mary E. Soley); "Domestic Economic Policy" (Ronald A. Banaszak); "Teaching about International Human Rights" (Nancy Flowers); and "Children's Rights" (Beverly C. Edmonds). An afterword is provided by James Shaver. (EH)

Controversial History Education In Asian Contexts

Author: Mark Baildon
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135014213
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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.

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.

Contemporary Issues In Learning And Teaching

Author: Margery McMahon
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446247767
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Contemporary Issues in Learning and Teaching looks at current issues across the three key areas of policy, learning and practice. It will help you to think critically on your Education course, and to make connections between the processes of learning and the practicalities of teaching. The book addresses key issues in primary, secondary and special education, and includes examples from all four countries of the UK. The contributors reflect on current thinking and policy surrounding learning and teaching, and what it means to be a teacher today. Looking at the practice of teaching in a wider context allows you to explore some of the issues you will face, and the evolving expectations of your role in a policy-led environment. The book focuses on core areas of debate including: - education across different contexts and settings - teaching in an inclusive environment - Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for practitioners Each chapter follows the same accessible format. They contain case studies and vignettes providing examples and scenarios for discussion; introduction and summary boxes listing key issues and concepts explored in the chapter; key questions for discussion reflection; and further reading. This essential text will be ideal for undergraduate and postgraduate courses, including BEd/BA degrees, initial teacher-training courses, and Masters in Education programmes. All editors and contributors are based in the Faculty of Education at Glasgow University, UK.