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ERIC Number: EJ1125987
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1938-1611
Histlexia Observed in Training Pre-Service Social Studies Teachers to Teach World Religions
Walker, Juan; Langan, Elise
Current Issues in Middle Level Education, v21 n1 p15-23 2016
The process of teaching world religions is fraught with dispositional and pedagogical concerns for pre-service teachers. To address these issues, middle grades pre-service teachers were asked to integrate an inquiry-based approach while considering their own histlexia, which we define as an inability to articulate positions. The findings of this study suggest that pre-service teachers can benefit from inquiry-based methods in planning and teaching religion and other controversial topics in the middle grades. Doing so causes pre-service teachers to become aware of their own biases and pedagogical needs when preparing to teach their future students.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools
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Language: English
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