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ERIC Number: EJ826188
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0037-7724
Authentic Intellectual Work: Common Standards for Teaching Social Studies
King, M. Bruce; Newmann, Fred M.; Carmichael, Dana L.
Social Education, v73 n1 p43-49 Jan-Feb 2009
In this article, the authors summarize important and promising research on what they call "authentic intellectual work." It is important because so often schoolwork, not only in social studies but across the curriculum, requires little in the way of deep conceptual learning that also connects to life beyond school, and it is promising because the research shows that students who experience higher levels of authentic instruction and assessment achieve more than students who do not; and these results are consistent for students regardless of race, gender, disability status, or socioeconomic status. Examples of students' authentic intellectual work are also presented. (Contains 2 figures and 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 11; Grade 12; High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A