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ERIC Number: ED548614
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 137
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: 978-1-2673-2411-5
Social Studies Teachers' Attitudes Concerning Controversial Public Issues Instruction and State Mandated Tests
Nance, Starlynn Raenae
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, The University of Oklahoma
This transcendental phenomenological qualitative study examines attitudes toward Controversial Public Issue instruction by teachers who used mandated standards and state tests. After the interviews of 11 social studies teachers (high school, middle school and junior high) five distinct themes emerged in the study. Overall, participants execute Controversial Public Issues instruction regardless of the void in state standards. Each participant expressed her/his own attitudes concerning Controversial Public Issue instruction; however, there were also definite commonalities. Ten participants planned Controversial Public Issues in their classroom regardless of obstacles stated in previous research. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools; High Schools
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Language: English
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