The Social Studies Curriculum: Purposes, Problems, and Possibilities

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E. Wayne Ross
SUNY Press, Jan 1, 1997 - Education - 274 pages
This book offers contemporary perspectives on some of the most enduring problems facing social studies educators. The contributors systematically investigate a broad range of issues affecting the curriculum, enabling teachers and other curriculum workers to better understand the nature, scope, and context of curriculum concerns in today's schools.

Contributors include Jane Bernard-Powers, Terrie L. Epstein, Ronald W. Evans, Stephen C. Fleury, David Hursh, Gloria Ladson-Billings, Sandra Mathison, Cameron McCarthy, Merry M. Merryfield, Nel Noddings, David Warren Saxe, and Michael Whelan.

 

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Contents

The Struggle for the Social Studies Curriculum
3
History as the Core of Social Studies Education
21
The Unique Mission of Social Studies
39
Social Issues and the Social Studies Curriculum
57
Social Studies and Feminism
59
Gender in Social Education
71
Against the Sovereignty of Origins Contradictions in the Experience of Racial Inequality in Education and Society
91
Multicultural Social Studies Schools as Places for Examining and Challenging Inequality
107
Science in Social Studies Reclaiming Science for Social Knowledge
165
Infusing Global Perspectives into the Social Studies Curriculum
183
Teaching Social Issues Implementing an IssuesCentered Curriculum1
197
Assessment in Social Studies Moving toward Authenticity
213
Notes
225
References
229
Contributors
259
Name Index
263

The Social Studies Curriculum in Practice
121
Crafting a Culturally Relevant Social Studies Approach
123
Social Studies and the Arts
137

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E. Wayne Ross is Associate Professor in the School of Education and Human Development at State University of New York, Binghamton. He is coeditor of Teacher Personal Theorizing: Connecting Curriculum Practice, Theory, and Research, also published by SUNY Press.

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