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ERIC Number: EJ773931
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1056-0300
Advocating for Social Studies: Becoming AGENTS for Change
Heafner, Tina L.; O'Connor, Katherine A.; Groce, Eric C.; Byrd, Sandra; Good, Amy J.; Oldendorf, Sandra; Passe, Jeff; Rock, Tracy
Social Studies and the Young Learner, v20 n1 p26-29 Sep-Oct 2007
In this article, the authors emphasize the role of elementary social studies teachers as citizen activists and reformers. The authors call upon all teachers to become AGENTS for change in order to strengthen the role of social studies in elementary schools, to guarantee that all students have an equitable opportunity to learn social studies, and to ensure the development of a citizenry who have the knowledge, skills, and dispositions needed to participate in a globally interdependent society. The authors have created the acronym AGENTS to inspire people who are willing to promote change for a greater purpose. Each letter of the acronym represents their interpretation of the leadership qualities and actions that one should aim for in this effort. They provide a description of each step in the process of becoming AGENTS for change, with suggested activities and resources. (Contains 14 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Florida; North Carolina
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001