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ERIC Number: EJ819535
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
ISSN: ISSN-0037-7996
Negotiating Standards and Social Justice in the Social Studies: Educators' Perspectives
Bender-Slack, Delane; Raupach, Mary Pat
Social Studies, v99 n6 p255-259 Nov-Dec 2008
Teaching for social justice in a standards-driven social studies classroom can be challenging. However, the authors believe that there does not have to be a choice between meeting standards versus meeting the needs of students. Through semistructured interviews with four current social studies practitioners, the authors found similarities in the language the teachers used to describe the role of standards in their classrooms, teachers' perceptions of context as being important to the tension between teaching for social justice and teaching to standards, and the ways that perception impacted how they negotiated that tension. The authors offer social studies teachers an alternate conceptual frame for viewing social justice instruction in terms of methods rather than content.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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