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

Front Cover
E. Wayne Ross
SUNY Press, Oct 26, 2006 - Education - 358 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.
 

What people are saying - Write a review

User Review - Flag as inappropriate

for research litrature

User Review - Flag as inappropriate

OK if your into anarchism. Srsly.

Contents

The Struggle for the Social Studies Curriculum
17
Teaching History A Construciwist Approach
37
Oppression AntiOppression and Citizenship Education
51
The Future is Now Social Studies in the World of 2056
77
Social Issues and the Social Studies Curriculum
97
Defining the Social Studies Curriculum Influence of and Resistance to Curriculum Standards and Testing in Social Studies
99
Racism Prejudice and the Social Studies Curriculum
115
The Color of Social Studies A PostSocial Studies Reality Check
137
Reading Pictures of People
217
A World of Knowledge Social Education and Digital Technology
241
Out in the Classroom Addressing Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender LGBT Issues in Social Studies Curriculum
255
Teaching Social Studies as if it Mattered Young Children and Moral Deliberation
265
Decolonizing the Mind for WorldCentered Global Education
283
Teaching Democracy What Schools Need To Do
297
Conclusion
317
Remaking the Social Studies Curriculum
319

Marxism and Critical Multicultural Social Studies
157
Gender and Social Education Whats the Problem?
171
The Social Studies Curriculum in Practice
195
Struggling for Good Assessment in Social Studies Education
197
List of Contributors
333
Name Index
341
Subject Index
353
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

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.

Bibliographic information