Social Studies Today: Research and Practice

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  • Copyright: 2009-07-29
  • Publisher: Routledge
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Social Studies Today provokes readers to consider the equal importance of research and practice as they think through some of the most interesting challenges that animate social studies education today.

Author Biography

Walter C. Parker is Professor and Chair of Social Studies Education and (by courtesy) Professor of Political Science at the University of Washington, Seattle.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
Social Studies Education eC21p. 3
Purpose Matters
Social Studies and the Social Order: Transmission or Transformation?p. 17
The Social Studies Wars, Now and Thenp. 25
Why Don't More History Teachers Engage Students in Interpretation?p. 35
High-Stakes Testing: How are Social Studies Teachers Responding?p. 43
Authentic Intellectual Work: Common Standards for Teaching Social Studiesp. 53
Perspective Matters
Education and Diversityp. 67
Isn't Culturally Responsive Instruction Just Good Teaching?p. 77
Silence on Gays and Lesbians in Social Studies Curriculump. 87
Race, Gender, and the Teaching and Learning of National Historyp. 95
Subject Matters
What Can Forrest Gump Tell Us about Students' Historical Understanding?p. 105
What Does It Mean to think Historically . . . and How Do you Teach It?p. 113
Maps and Map Learning in Social Studiesp. 121
What Do Children Know about Cultural Universals?p. 133
High Quality Civic Education: What Is It and Who Gets It?p. 141
Holocaust Fatigue in Teaching Todayp. 151
Global Matters
How Are Teachers Responding to Globalization?p. 165
Using Literature to Teach about Others: The Case of Shabanup. 175
The Two World Historiesp. 183
Teaching Civic Engagement in Five Societiesp. 197
Discussion in Social Studies: Is it Worth the Trouble?p. 205
What Constrains Meaningful Social Studies Teaching?p. 215
What is the Connection between Curriculum and Instruction?p. 225
Can Tolerance be Taught?p. 235
Idiocy, Puberty, and Citizenship: The Road Aheadp. 247
Permissionsp. 261
Indexp. 263
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