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ERIC Number: EJ773928
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1056-0300
Navigating Mandated Instruction
Ukpokodu, Omiunota Nelly; Hernandez-Scott, Erica; Brown, Takeisha
Social Studies and the Young Learner, v20 n1 p18-21 Sep-Oct 2007
In this paper, the authors--a university social studies professor and two elementary classroom teachers in a metropolitan urban community--share their perspectives, experiences, and commitment to keeping social studies in the curriculum. Specifically, they discuss practices that they have engaged in to navigate the school district's mandated programs and high-stakes testing, which tend to leave social studies in the "back seat" of the elementary curriculum. Their experiences have shown that it is possible, even in a state where the emphasis is in other academic areas, to teach social studies concepts and perspectives, and develop students' knowledge, skills, and dispositions for critical and effective citizenship. (Contains 8 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Missouri