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ERIC Number: EJ1003792
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0037-7724
What Social Studies Educators Can Do about the Marginalization of the Subject They Teach
Risinger, C. Frederick
Social Education, v76 n6 p299-300 Nov-Dec 2012
The juxtaposition of the 2012 national elections and the marginalization of social studies/citizenship education in the pre-K-12 school curriculum has been both coincidental, and, in a way, an opportunity for social studies teachers, supervisors, and teacher educators to find ways to restore creative classroom instruction about history, government, citizenship, and social studies to equality in the curriculum. This article will help social studies teachers take steps to defend their subject in the curriculum, mobilize public support for social studies and citizenship education, and strengthen their role as social studies and citizenship educators. To accomplish these goals, they absolutely must work together--within their school, their district, their state--and with social studies throughout the nation. The article provides a set of recommended strategies and websites to assist them and their colleagues in helping to save social studies.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A