The Social Studies Curriculum: Purposes, Problems, and Possibilities, Third Edition

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E. Wayne Ross
SUNY Press, Oct 26, 2006 - Education - 368 pages
The third edition of The Social Studies Curriculum thoroughly updates the definitive overview of the primary issues teachers face when creating learning experiences for students in social studies. By connecting the diverse elements of the social studies curriculum—history education, civic, global, and social issues—the book offers a unique and critical perspective that separates it from other texts in the field. This edition includes new work on race, gender, sexuality, critical multiculturalism, visual culture, moral deliberation, digital technologies, teaching democracy, and the future of social studies education. In an era marked by efforts to standardize curriculum and teaching, this book challenges the status quo by arguing that social studies curriculum and teaching should be about uncovering elements that are taken for granted in our everyday experiences, and making them the target of inquiry.

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About the author (2006)

E. Wayne Ross is Professor of Curriculum Studies at the University of British Columbia. He has written and edited many books, including (with Jeffrey W. Cornett and Gail McCutcheon) Teacher Personal Theorizing: Connecting Curriculum Practice, Theory, and Research, also published by SUNY Press.

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