ERIC Number: ED436466
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Apr
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It's Just the Facts, or Is It? An Exploration of the Relationship between Teachers' Practices and Students' Understandings of History.
Grant, S. G.
This paper uses classroom observations of two high school social studies teachers' units about the U.S. civil rights movement and interviews with students in each class to explore the relationship between teachers' practices and students' understandings of history. The paper's analysis suggests that, while there is not sufficient evidence to support a causal relationship, the data do suggest a powerful correlation between each teacher's practices and the views their students construct of history in general and of the U.S. civil rights era in particular. The paper comes out of the "Fallingwater" policy and practice study a multi-year examination of the relationships between national, state, and local education reform efforts and school/classroom practices, this project is in its fifth year. Location of the study reported in the paper is a suburban high school in western New York state. Contains 9 notes and 62 references. (BT)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York