The Social Studies Curriculum: Purposes, Problems, and Possibilites, Revised Edition

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E. Wayne Ross
SUNY Press, Nov 12, 2014 - Education - 290 pages
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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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Contents

Purposes of the Social Studies Curriculum
17
Social Issues and the Social Studies Curriculum
85
The Social Studies Curriculum in Practice
199
Conclusion
311
Contributors
329
Name Index
335
Subject Index
345
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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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