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ERIC Number: EJ829160
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
ISSN: ISSN-0009-8655
Teaching Controversial Issues in the Social Studies: A Research Study of High School Teachers
Byford, Jeff; Lennon, Sean; Russell, William B.
Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, v82 n4 p165-170 Mar-Apr 2009
Building on research conducted over the past twenty years, this study examines teachers' attitudes toward teaching controversial issues in the classroom. Teachers' perceptions, previous research, and this survey indicated that social studies teachers do find value in discussing controversial issues, but perceived consequences may limit teachers in developing and teaching controversial issues. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Indiana; Oklahoma