ERIC Number: EJ600365
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1998
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Students as Meaning-Makers and the Quest for the Common School: A Micro-ethnography of a U.S. History Classroom.
Keedy, John L.; Fleming, Tracie G.; Wheat, Deborah L.; Gentry, Rita B.
Journal of Curriculum Studies, v30 n6 p619-45 Nov-Dec 1998
Examines an Advanced Placement U.S. history classroom as a miniature common school to assess students' abilities to develop historically-grounded perspectives and engage in a moral debate. Finds that (1) students with little historical-grounding lacked an inclination toward a collective, ethical critique; and (2) exchange of historically-grounded perspectives was not the norm in the moral debates. (CMK)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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