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Wills, John S. – Theory and Research in Social Education, 2019
This study investigated how racism was represented in a unit on civil rights in three 11th-grade U.S. history classes. Using qualitative methods, I observed classroom lessons in three teachers' classes, collected curriculum and student work, and interviewed teachers and students to document and explain how racism was represented during the Civil…
Descriptors: Racial Bias, Civil Rights, Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes
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Keegan, Patrick – Theory and Research in Social Education, 2019
Civic education is critical to the preparation of migrant youth for democratic living by instilling in them a sense of belonging to the polity. However, liberal conceptions of the citizen as a rational individual actor do not explain the relationship between emotions and belonging or how affective boundaries can limit civic participation. This…
Descriptors: Migrants, Citizen Participation, Muslims, Fear
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Sabzalian, Leilani – Theory and Research in Social Education, 2019
Indigenous studies complicates and advances existing notions of citizenship education, in particular, by making visible ongoing legacies of colonialism and foregrounding Indigenous sovereignty. In this article, the author examines how the erasure of Indigenous citizenship, nationhood, and sovereignty permeates multicultural citizenship education.…
Descriptors: American Indians, Tribal Sovereignty, Multicultural Education, Citizenship Education
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Johnson, Marcus Wayne – Theory and Research in Social Education, 2019
What it means to be a citizen for groups such as children and African Americans remains a contested, abstract, and evasive concept. This article seeks to gain a greater understanding of citizenship education by injecting the voices of young Black male students who are talked to and talked about but rarely asked to contribute to citizenship…
Descriptors: African American Students, Grade 1, Grade 2, Elementary School Students
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Colley, Lauren – Theory and Research in Social Education, 2019
There are multiple benefits to women's history, including identifying women's experiences as historically significant and recognizing the variety of perspectives of historical actors. Engaging students with resources on women's history requires teachers to be prepared to deal with students' misconceptions and feelings about gender and feminism.…
Descriptors: Females, History, Feminism, Gender Issues
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Kohlmeier, Jada; Saye, John – Theory and Research in Social Education, 2019
We conducted a two-year study with four teachers (two mentors and two mentees), one university researcher, and a political science professor focused on improving discussion facilitation. This article examines the facilitation of a collaboratively developed seminar/deliberation discussion by four teachers and the relationship between their…
Descriptors: Discussion (Teaching Technique), Logical Thinking, High School Teachers, High School Students
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Beck, Terence A. – Theory and Research in Social Education, 2019
Controversial political issues are, by definition and design, places where students engage with others holding differing opinions. Yet classrooms often reflect U.S. society, which is increasingly segregated by political ideology. This article examines the case of Jake, a young African American man who participated in a high school discussion of…
Descriptors: Controversial Issues (Course Content), Political Issues, Opinions, High School Students
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Pace, Judith L. – Theory and Research in Social Education, 2019
Based on a cross-national study conducted in Northern Ireland, England, and the United States, this article expands current literature by examining 4 teacher educators' efforts to prepare preservice teachers to teach controversial issues. Teaching controversial issues, strongly advocated for decades, is both urgent and risky, especially in divided…
Descriptors: Controversial Issues (Course Content), Cultural Differences, Teacher Educators, Preservice Teacher Education
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Knight Abowitz, Kathleen; Mamlok, Dan – Theory and Research in Social Education, 2019
Civic culture is a term for how citizens actively live out, perform, and create public life through our habits, actions, words, and public work. A vital civic culture, with an engaged citizenry, is one of the measures of a healthy democratic republic. In this inquiry, we explore how civic education--holistically envisioned across disciplines and…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Civics, Interdisciplinary Approach, Activism
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Weber, Carolyn A.; Montgomery, Sarah E. – Theory and Research in Social Education, 2019
This study examined how U.S. entry into World War I and related pedagogical reforms of the early twentieth century impacted elementary social education at a local level. Analysis of state curriculum guides, records from the collection of a rural school educator, report cards, and daily attendance registers for four counties indicated that…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Citizenship Education, Rural Schools, Educational History
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Shreiner, Tamara L. – Theory and Research in Social Education, 2018
The rising prevalence of data visualizations in the political and economic spheres requires an increasingly data literate population. Data are used to persuade people how to vote, support policies, adopt arguments or agendas, and buy products. Furthermore, data literacy is a specialized literacy skill that students need to employ to make meaning…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Elementary Secondary Education, Literacy, Data Analysis
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Jacobsen, Rebecca; Halvorsen, Anne-Lise; Frasier, Amanda Slaten; Schmitt, Adam; Crocco, Margaret; Segall, Avner – Theory and Research in Social Education, 2018
This mixed-methods study analyzed adolescents' evaluation of the trustworthiness of different kinds of evidence and their reasons for why they trusted (or did not trust) them. Specifically, we analyzed adolescents' rankings of seven kinds of evidence in the abstract and in the context of a settled historical event (school desegregation) and…
Descriptors: High School Students, Thinking Skills, Comprehension, Evidence
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Parkhouse, Hillary – Theory and Research in Social Education, 2018
While the conceptual work on critical pedagogy is undeniably rich, few empirical studies have examined its applications in K-12 classroom settings and impacts on students. Based on ethnographic research in 2 public 11th grade U.S. History classrooms with critical teachers, this article describes 3 pedagogies that enhanced students' critical…
Descriptors: United States History, History Instruction, Ethnography, High School Students
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McGrew, Sarah; Breakstone, Joel; Ortega, Teresa; Smith, Mark; Wineburg, Sam – Theory and Research in Social Education, 2018
To be an informed citizen in today's information-rich environment, individuals must be able to evaluate information they encounter on the Internet. However, teachers currently have limited options if they want to assess students' evaluations of digital content. In response, we created a range of short tasks that assess students' "civic online…
Descriptors: Information Sources, Internet, Computer Software, Student Attitudes
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Wansink, Bjorn; Akkerman, Sanne; Zuiker, Itzél; Wubbels, Theo – Theory and Research in Social Education, 2018
This study reports five Dutch expert history teachers' approaches to multiperspectivity in lessons on three topics varying in moral sensitivity (i.e., the Dutch Revolt, Slavery, and the Holocaust) and their underlying considerations for addressing subjects' perspectives in different temporal layers. The lessons were observed and videorecorded, and…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries, Moral Values
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