ERIC Number: EJ1179510
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-May
Abstractor: As Provided
How the Politicization of History Education Led to Michigan's Fall
Andrews, Gordon P.; Warren, Wilson J.
Phi Delta Kappan, v99 n8 p19-24 May 2018
The authors describe the politicization of the process to revise Michigan's social studies standards from 2005 to the present. In 2005, critics objected to the omission of topics they considered important, even though the content expectations document was not intended to be an exhaustive list of material to be covered. The latest, more limited revision, is being criticized for its leftward political leanings. The authors suggest that critics lack the expertise in the subject matter and that it is dangerous to let politically motivated non-experts make curricular decisions.
Descriptors: Politics of Education, Social Studies, State Standards, Educational History, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Course Content, Political Issues, Curriculum, Standardized Tests, Scores, United States History, Federal Legislation, State Legislation, Social Problems
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Identifiers - Location: Michigan
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