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Evans, Bradley P.; Shively, Chris T. – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2019
A large group of eighth-grade social studies students (N=101) received instruction and practice using the Cornell note-taking system and were assigned to one of three note-taking groups or one non-note-taking group. Students were asked to read an article about persuasion and use their assigned note-taking system to take notes at home. A…
Descriptors: Grade 8, Middle School Students, Notetaking, Study Skills
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Glazer, Morgan; Harris, Kara; Ost, Dottie; Gower, Mariah; Ceprano, Maria – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2017
This article describes a pilot study conducted by teacher candidates (TCs) at an elementary level charter school in Buffalo, New York. The TCs, undergraduate and graduate level college students, enrolled in an English Language Arts/Social Studies methods course block, wrote bilingual English/Spanish information texts and used them in conjunction…
Descriptors: Bilingual Instructional Materials, Teaching Methods, Pilot Projects, Preservice Teachers
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Chandler-Olcott, Kelly; Hinchman, Kathleen – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2015
This article reports on a middle school literacy intervention implemented during a yearlong teacher-researcher collaboration. The purpose of this collaboration was to combine and adjust commonly recommended pedagogical approaches to address the literacy needs of a heterogeneous group of seventh graders attending an urban school. University…
Descriptors: Team Teaching, Literacy Education, Middle School Teachers, Educational Research
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Ceprano, Maria A.; Chicola, Nancy A. – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2012
This paper describes how 20 pre-service teachers enrolled in two social studies methods courses at Buffalo State College worked collaboratively to produce a Cross-cultural Literacy Fair at an urban-based elementary school. The participatory activities created for the event were provided in conjunction with a community after-school program and…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Social Studies, Methods Courses, Literacy Education
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Hawley, Todd – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2012
Grounded in a belief in the transformative possibilities of social studies teacher education, I present an argument for considering the development of purpose as both content and pedagogy of social studies teacher education. As part of developing a coherent pedagogy of rationale-based social studies teacher education, I begin by exploring the…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Educators, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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Hostetler, Andrew – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2012
Dewey (1916/2009) viewed democracy as a "path or journey." This suggests that there is no mutually agreed upon end. Similarly, in teaching and teacher education, if viewed as a learning problem, the end is the process according to Ritter (2010) "[t]eaching others how to teach for democratic citizenship represents a process that…
Descriptors: Self Evaluation (Individuals), Democracy, Social Studies, Reflective Teaching
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Grant, S. G.; Gradwell, Jill M. – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2009
Although the literature base is replete with ideas about how to develop and support rich social studies teaching, advocates have been unable to show a consistently positive effect. Good history teachers take no single shape. Grant (2003, 2005) suggests that it is the interplay of teachers' deep subject matter knowledge, knowledge of their…
Descriptors: Units of Study, Social Studies, History Instruction, Instructional Innovation
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Foels, Sarah – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2009
"Big Expectations" discusses the benefits of developing and using big ideas for a diverse set of learners in social studies. Experimenting with both honors and inclusion classrooms at the middle school level, I found that all students are capable of relating to and thinking deeply about the content through the use of big ideas. Although…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Middle School Students, Honors Curriculum, Inclusion
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Dinkelman, Todd – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2009
The author draws on the voices of beginning teachers in a particular teacher education program and his own experiences as a teacher educator in several different settings to account for preservice teacher reflection and resistance to rationale-based social studies teacher education. Twelve categories represent the perspectives of beginning social…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Resistance (Psychology), Reflection, Preservice Teacher Education
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Karb, Joseph D.; Beiter, Andrew T. – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2009
All too often, social studies teachers present the cruelty of the Holocaust as an isolated event. These units focus on Hitler, gas chambers, and war crimes and end with a defiant and honorable "Never again!" While covering mass murder in this way is laudable, it ultimately might not go as far as it could. For as teaches if we really want…
Descriptors: Death, Social Studies, Teaching Methods, Prevention