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ERIC Number: ED510592
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jun-29
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 4
The Influence of Secondary Social Studies Teachers' Opinions on Teaching and Learning
Rumpf, Emily
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The purpose of this research was to determine whether secondary social studies teachers' opinions impact the way they teach and how that impacts the students' learning. Neutrality is important within a classroom, but passion is rarely neutral and can spark interest and motivation in some students but it is also possible it can have a negative effect. There were 14 participants in this study which included teachers from a middle and high school suburban district in Central New York. All participants responded to a questionnaire and three out of 14 participated in an individual interview and classroom observations during social studies lessons. It is clear from this analysis that teachers' enthusiasm creates a positive impact on students' learning and the converse is also true. Teachers may want to reflect on their opinions to maximize students learning in the social studies classroom. Questionnaire and interview questions are appended. (Contains 9 figures.)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York