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

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E. Wayne Ross
SUNY Press, Apr 12, 2001 - Education - 350 pages
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
10
The Struggle for the Social Studies Curriculum
19
Why the Study of History Should Be the Core of Social
43
Oppression AntiOppression and Citizenship Education
57
The Influence
87
Implementing Progressive School Reform
103
and Challenging Inequality
127
Racism Prejudice and the Social Studies Curriculum
143
Crafting a Culturally Relevant Social Studies Approach
201
Moving Toward Authenticity
217
Social Studies and the Arts
235
Reclaiming Science for Social Knowledge
255
Decolonizing the Mind for WorldCentered Global Education
277
Implementing an IssuesCentered
291
Remaking the Social Studies Curriculum
313
Contributors
329

Social Studies and Feminism
163
Gender in the Social Studies Curriculum
177

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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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