ERIC Number: EJ540241
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1997
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Sociocultural Approaches to Young People's Historical Understanding.
Epstein, Terrie L.
Social Education, v61 n1 p28-31 Jan 1997
Reviews recent research on sociocultural approaches to historical understanding and concludes that students' judgment of historical significance is substantially shaped by the social and cultural characteristics of the learner. Recounts several episodes revealing how minority and mainstream students differ in their trust of the authority of the textbook. (MJP)
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Cultural Influences, Educational Research, Educational Theories, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Historiography, History, History Instruction, Instructional Improvement, Knowledge Level, Minority Groups, Schemata (Cognition), Social Influences, Social Studies, Student Interests, Thinking Skills
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Journal Articles
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Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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Identifiers - Location: Canada; New Zealand