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Murphree, Daniel – Social Studies, 2015
"Flipping" the Classroom techniques and the use of Embedded Writing Consultants (EWC) in institutions of higher education have been the subject of scholarly research in recent years. However, it appears that no studies have examined the simultaneous use of both "tools" in an introductory History course at the university level.…
Descriptors: Consultants, History Instruction, College Programs, Higher Education
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Burstein, Joyce H. – Social Studies, 2009
Concerned with combining theory with practice, the author, a teacher educator, wrote a grant to combine teaching university social studies methods and teaching sixth-grade social studies in an urban professional development site (PDS). By combining both roles, she created a recursive process of theory, observation, analysis, coteaching, and…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Teaching Load, Teacher Educators
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Waters, Tony – Social Studies, 2007
The question of why students think there are two kinds of American history taught--one in the K-12 system and one in the university system--can be examined critically using Emile Durkheim's (1973) description of the sacred and the profane. The history taught in K-12 classrooms often focuses on idealized accounts of the past that protect the status…
Descriptors: United States History, Elementary Secondary Education, Social Change, History Instruction
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Lake, David – Social Studies, 2002
Presents a five-step method to develop the critical numeracy knowledge of numerically intimidated students. Examines the method in detail, discussing Piagetian diagnostic tools and how to adapt the Structure of the Observed Learning Outcome (SOLO) taxonomy to teach critical numeracy. (CMK)
Descriptors: Classification, Critical Thinking, Educational Strategies, Graphs
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Richburg, Robert W.; Nelson, Barbara J.; Tochterman, Suzanne – Social Studies, 2002
Describes a lesson plan that uses an inquiry, problem-based activity to educate students on gender and development inequities that women throughout the world encounter. Includes information on follow-up activities, how to use the Gender Equity and Opportunity Commission (GEOCOM) to illustrate a region and field tests of the activity. (CMK)
Descriptors: Discussion (Teaching Technique), Educational Strategies, Gender Issues, Geography
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Superville, Linda Karen – Social Studies, 2001
Presents a case study of 29 students who were all academic underachievers. Uses only oral assessment to determine the students' progress in a unit of work on physical and human resources. Provides the rationale, procedure, and the initial and final student evaluations. Discusses four limitations of oral assessment. (CMK)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Educational Benefits, Higher Education, Low Achievement
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Thornton, Stephen J. – Social Studies, 2001
Discusses the differences between subject matter and content within the realm of social studies. Asserts the importance of making connections within the social studies and allowing students more choices in subject matter. Explores how teacher education should change to help future teachers learn more about subject matter in the social studies.…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Geography Instruction
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Lewis, Jamie B. – Social Studies, 2001
Examines the attitudes of ten preservice teachers about social justice. Investigates the effect of participation in an undergraduate social foundations course. Explains that the students underwent ninety-minute audiotaped interviews and reveals that the course raises the students' consciousness. Presents the results of an interview with one…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Electronic Mail, Higher Education, Interviews
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Christensen, Lois M.; Wilson, Elizabeth K.; Anders, Stephanie K.; Dennis, Mary Beth; Kirkland, Lynn; Beacham, Mary; Warren, Emily P. – Social Studies, 2001
Presents a study that used an ethnographic design to examine three inservice teachers' reflections on their experiences as social studies teachers. Finds four themes in the teachers' accounts: (1) content versus methods; (2) dissonance; (3) time; and (4) reconsidered social studies practice. (CMK)
Descriptors: Educational Research, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnography
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Meyerson, Peter; Secules, Teresa – Social Studies, 2001
Discusses the use of the inquiry cycle during a professional development program for social studies teachers. Focuses on controversial issues, specifically the problems in Kosovo. Describes the inquiry cycle in detail and the three-phase cycle that helped teachers understand the importance of social studies. (CMK)
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Controversial Issues (Course Content), Foreign Countries, Geography
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Commeyras, Michelle; Mazile, Bontshetse – Social Studies, 2001
Discusses the collaboration between two teacher educators working in the United States and Botswana. Focuses on cross-continent teaching to prepare students and future teachers for understanding globalization. Describes the project in which they explored ways for using photography. (CMK)
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Global Approach, Higher Education, Photography
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Pahl, Ronald H. – Social Studies, 2001
Introduces and celebrates a new series on Harold and Earle Rugg, founders of the National Council for the Social Studies. Includes the reprints of two articles by the Rugg brothers that appeared in the May 1921 issues of "The Historical Outlook" (the parent of today's "The Social Studies"). (CMK)
Descriptors: Citizenship, Citizenship Education, Educational History, Educational Practices
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Stern, Barbara Slater; Riley, Karen Lea – Social Studies, 2001
Provides historical information on Harold Rugg and the Social Reconstructionist movement. Contends the social issues-centered method should be used within social studies education. Discusses a social issues model that exposes preservice teachers to the social issues-centered model and focuses on a case study on California Proposition 187. (CMK)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Educational History, Elementary Secondary Education
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Boyle-Baise, Marilynne; Longstreet, Wilma; Ochoa-Becker, Anna S. – Social Studies, 2000
Discusses the authors' analyses of literature, particularly of works on the relationship between democracy and pluralism, delivered to educators during the National Council for the Social Studies College and University Faculty Assembly annual meetings. Presents three analyses: (1) "The Story of Freedom"; (2) "A Light in Dark Times: Maxine Greene…
Descriptors: Blacks, Book Reviews, Conferences, Cultural Pluralism
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Percival, Jane E.; Black, Deborah J. – Social Studies, 2000
Describes an integrated social studies and mathematics lesson for preservice elementary teachers that used family stories. Considers the development of cultural sensitivity. Discusses using folktales to develop an integrated, culturally sensitive unit that focuses on a character's basic needs. Assesses the impact of a culturally sensitive…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Elementary Education, Folk Culture, Higher Education
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