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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.
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
Social Studies Education eC21
Social Studies and the Social Order: Transmission or Transformation?
The Social Studies Wars, Now and Then
Why Don't More History Teachers Engage Students in Interpretation?
High-Stakes Testing: How are Social Studies Teachers Responding?
Authentic Intellectual Work: Common Standards for Teaching Social Studies
Education and Diversity
Isn't Culturally Responsive Instruction Just Good Teaching?
Silence on Gays and Lesbians in Social Studies Curriculum
Race, Gender, and the Teaching and Learning of National History
What Can Forrest Gump Tell Us about Students' Historical Understanding?
What Does It Mean to think Historically . . . and How Do you Teach It?
Maps and Map Learning in Social Studies
What Do Children Know about Cultural Universals?
High Quality Civic Education: What Is It and Who Gets It?
Holocaust Fatigue in Teaching Today
How Are Teachers Responding to Globalization?
Using Literature to Teach about Others: The Case of Shabanu
The Two World Histories
Teaching Civic Engagement in Five Societies
Discussion in Social Studies: Is it Worth the Trouble?
What Constrains Meaningful Social Studies Teaching?
What is the Connection between Curriculum and Instruction?
Can Tolerance be Taught?
Idiocy, Puberty, and Citizenship: The Road Ahead
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