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ERIC Number: EJ1045369
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Sep
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0037-7724
The C3 Framework: One Year Later - an Interview with Kathy Swan
Social Education, v78 n4 p172-174, 178 Sep 2014
On September 17, 2013 (Constitution Day), the C3 Framework was released under the title "The College, Career and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards: Guidance for Enhancing the Rigor of K-12 Civics, Economics, Geography, and History." The C3 Project Director and lead writer was NCSS member Kathy Swan, who is associate professor of social studies education at the University of Kentucky. Swan evaluated the progress of the C3 Framework in its first year in a recent e-mail interview with "Social Education." Topics discussed in this interview include: (1) The prospects of the C3 Framework being adopted nationwide; (2) The most positive developments of the last year for the C3 Framework; (3) The biggest problems facing the implementation of C3; (4) The obstacles for teachers implementing the C3; (5) The kind of teacher-student relationship that is implied by C3; (6) How C3 may change social studies classrooms; (7) What teachers and supervisors can do to advance C3 in their states; (8) The possibility that implementation of C3 may require an overhaul of existing social studies assessments; and (9) What teachers and schools can do to advance the objective of preparing students for civic life.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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