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ERIC Number: EJ1014013
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 14
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1536-3031
International Issues, High-Stakes Testing, and Border Pedagogy: Social Studies at Border High School
Cashman, Timothy G.; McDermott, Benjamin R.
Issues in Teacher Education, v22 n2 p55-68 Fall 2013
A recently constructed border wall stands within walking distance of Border High School (BHS) and was created to impede the flow of people, goods, fauna, and contraband from Mexico into the United States (U.S.). The reality, however, is that this geopolitical border is fluid, allowing connections between sociopolitical zones. The researchers selected BHS, which is in close proximity to the international border, as a site to uncover how social studies teachers and school administrators address U.S. international issues in classroom discussions. Within this setting, border pedagogy served as a framework for examining the work of educators on the U.S.-Mexico border. Specifically,the following question guided the researchers' investigation: To what extent and how are U.S. international policies addressed in social studies classrooms? (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title I
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